Nisga’a Nation and Western LNG to purchase natural gas project

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The Nisga’a Nation in northwestern British Columbia is partnering with a Texas-based firm to buy a ready-to-construct pipeline project that would supply natural gas to a proposed floating LNG export terminal north of Prince Rupert. The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project is a permitted and ready-to-build 900-kilometre natural gas pipeline that would run from Hudson’s Hope in northeastern BC to Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert on the province’s North Coast. This pipeline was to supply the Pacific NorthWest liquefied natural gas facility, a $36-billion project that was spearheaded by Malaysian energy giant Petronas but scrapped in 2017 due to falling LNG prices and other factors. The Nisga’a Nation and Western LNG have since proposed their own project, the Ksi Lisims LNG project, which they say would be a floating production facility capable of producing 12 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas off B.C.’s northwest coast.

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