Canada: BC LNG Export Licenses: An Update

In a previous post, we discussed the National Energy Board (NEB) process for obtaining LNG Export Licenses and the status of the various proposed BC LNG Export Terminals in obtaining their Licences. The following provides an update as to the status of these LNG Export Licences:

Licences Issued

Kitimat LNG Chevron Canada (50%)

Woodside Petroleum*

(*Woodside Petroleum announced their purchase of Apache's 50% stake in the Project on December 15, 2014.)
Application submitted Dec 9, 2010.

Licence issued.
10 MTPA (term length 20 years)
BC LNG Export Co-operative Douglas Channel LNG*

*Project currently subject to court-sanctioned reorganization under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada). A plan of Compromise and Arrangement was filed on November 24, 2014, which would result in the sale of most of the Project to a consortium comprised of AltaGas, Exmar NV and EDF Trading
Application submitted March 10, 2011.

Licence issued.
1.8 MTPA (term length 20 years)
LNG Canada Shell Canada (40%)

KOGAS Canada (Korea Gas Corporation) (20%)

Mitsubishi (20%)

Petro China (20%)
Application submitted July 27, 2012.

Licence issued.
24 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Prince Rupert LNG BG Group Application submitted June 17, 2013.

Licence issued.
21.6 MTPA (term length 25 years)
WCC LNG LTD. Exxon Mobil Corp (50%) Imperial Oil (50%) Application submitted to NEB June 19, 2013.

Licence issued.
30 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Pacific Northwest LNG Petronas/Progress (62%)

China Petroleum & Chemical (15%)

Japex (10%)

Indian Oil (10%)

Petro-Brunei (3%)
Application submitted July 5, 2013.

Licence issued.
19.68 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Woodfibre LNG Export Pacific Oil & Gas Application submitted July 23, 2013.

Licence issued.
2.1 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Triton LNG LP AltaGas (50%)

Idemitsu Kosan Co. (50%)
Application submitted October 29, 2013.

License issued.
2.3 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Aurora Liquefied Natural Gas Nexen (60%)

Inpex and JGC (40%)
Application submitted November 29, 2013.

License issued.
24 MTPA (term length 25 years)

Licences Under Review

Kitisault Energy LNG Kitisault Energy Application submitted December 18, 2013. Provided new application on April 4, 2014. 5 to 20 MTPA (term length 20 years)
Stewart Energy LNG Canada Stewart Energy Group Application submitted March 5, 2014.

On March 18, 2014 NEB indicated that the application information submitted by Stewart Energy on March 5, 2014 is incomplete.
30 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Woodside Petroleum LNG Project Woodside Petroleum Application submitted July 18, 2014. 20 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Orca LNG Orca LNG Application submitted September 4, 2014 24 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Discovery LNG Quicksilver Resources Canada Application submitted July 28, 2014 20 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Steelhead LNG Steelhead LNG

Huu-ay-aht First Nations
Initial application submitted July 7, 2014 24 MTPA (term length 25 years)
Cedar LNG Cedar LNG Export Development (owned by the Haisla Nation) Initial application submitted August 28, 2014 14 MTPA (term length 25 years)


[1] Amounts are expressed in million tonnes per annum ("MTPA").

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