WCC LNG wades into environmental assessment process

Exxon, the world's largest energy company, and its Canadian subsidiary, Imperial Oil, have proposed to develop an LNG project under a venture known as WCC LNG Ltd.

Updated on Jan. 10. 

WCC LNG waded into the environmental assessment process on Jan. 7 when B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office notified the proponent that an environmental assessment certificate was required for the proposed project to move ahead.

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Exxon, the world's largest energy company, and its Canadian subsidiary, Imperial Oil, have proposed to develop an LNG project under a venture known as WCC LNG Ltd.

WCC LNG Project Ltd. proposes constructing and operating a liquefied natural gas export facility and associated marine terminal on Tuck Inlet, currently owned by Prince Rupert Legacy Inc., and within the city limits of Prince Rupert.

A Project Description was submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, according to Doug Caul, Associate Deputy Minister, Environmental Assessment Office.

Judging by the export permit regulatory filings, this is a massive project. However, very little has been made public by the proponents.

On Dec. 16, 2013, WCC LNG was granted a license to export 30 million tonnes of LNG per year for a term of 25 years. The permit was approved by the federal government in March 2014.

They have been in ongoing talks with local First Nations groups in the area since 2011.

WCC LNG confirmed that they filed a project description applied with both the BC CAO and the federal CEAA.

 

 

Project overview

WCC LNG

·  Final investment decision: 2018

·  Price tag:N/A

·  Partners: Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil Canada

·  Location: Floating or on shore facilities, Tuck Inlet, Prince Rupert

·  Capacity:N/A

·  EA: In pre-application stage of BC EAO

·  In-Service Date: 2023

·  Export license: Approved by NEB for 30 MTA

·  Pipeline: N/A

 

Exxon, the world's largest energy company, and its Canadian subsidiary, Imperial Oil, have proposed to develop an LNG project under a venture known as WCC LNG Ltd.

Judging by the export permit regulatory filings, this is a massive project. However, very little has been made public by the proponents.

On Dec. 16, 2013, WCC LNG was granted a license to export 30 million tonnes of LNG per year for a term of 25 years. The permit was approved by the federal government in March 2014.

They have been in ongoing talks with local First Nations groups in the area since 2011.

Latest In July 2014 WCC LNG hosted an open house for North Coast residents, in which they provided a brief outline of their project, and disclosed the location for the facility, just north of Prince Rupert.

At the beginning of Dec. 2014 the City of Prince Rupert rezoned District Lot 444 for the LNG facility, and incorporated it into the Official Community Plan.

On Jan. 7, BC EAO announced that WCC LNG had entered the preapplication phase of their assessment.

Final Investment Decision Although still relatively early in the process, the provincial government lists 2018 as their anticipated FID date. WCC declined to speculate on a precise date.

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