NEXEN (parent company CNOOC), INPEX, and JGC entered into a partnership, and secured "exclusive rights" to land at Grassy Point, to develop an LNG export facility. Well, not quite exclusive, because the BC government subsequently granted rights to Woodside LNG to also develop a facility at Grassy Point. NEXEN spent a few months deciding between the Grassy Point location and a Digby Island location, just off Prince Rupert.
Aurora LNG has now released its plan to proceed with the Digby Island site . To read a full project description, click here. This would mean that another large volume fracked gas pipeline would have to be routed north of the Skeena River. And it could mean that four LNG plants would be built in the Prince Rupert airshed and that more than 600 LNG vessel transits would occur in and out of the Port of Prince Rupert, each year.
Go here to let the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency know what you think about this project.
Click here to visit the proponent's website.
To make comment to the National Energy Board on the Aurora LNG proposal, click here.