The facility would receive natural gas from northeast BC via pipeline. The pipeline would be built and operated by Spectra Energy. Once the gas has been liquefied into LNG, it would be exported to international markets.
Ridley Island was selected as the project site after assessing more than 100 potential locations. It is an optimal site location for the following reasons:
- It’s already an industrial site with existing road, rail, power, and water infrastructure;
- It has deep water marine access; and
- It has minimal impact on marine life, habitats, protected species, and cultural heritage sites.
The Prince Rupert LNG team is actively engaging with aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities. The primary focus at this time is community engagement and community investment. Prince Rupert LNG is also working towards the completion of its environmental assessment.
- Prince Rupert LNG would be developed in two phases and could eventually have a production capacity of up to 21 million tonnes of LNG per year.
- The project site covers approximately 255 acres of the southwestern part of Ridley Island.
- Ridley Island is Federal Crown land under administration of the Prince Rupert Port Authority designated for industrial use.
- The marine terminal would include one jetty and two ship-loading berths.