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Triton LNG joins list of B.C. proposals

Oct. 31, 2013
Ministry of Natural Gas Development

VICTORIA − Another liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility has come forward with an export application submitted to the National Energy Board (NEB).

The export application is for the Triton LNG Limited Partnership, a 50-50 joint-venture between AltaGas Ltd. (Altagas) and Idemitsu Canada Corporation (Idemitsu).

Triton LNG is the most recently announced plan from a growing list of prospective projects. It is still in the early stages of planning and remains subject to environmental review and approval. The partnership is doing preliminary work for the design and construction of a floating LNG facility. No site has been chosen but Kitimat and Prince Rupert are under consideration.

To date, the NEB has issued export licences to three LNG proponents. The Triton LNG export application joins a list of four other submissions under review.

The NEB is an independent federal regulator of Canada’s energy industry. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest.

Quick facts:

·         To date, the NEB has issued export licences to three LNG proponents:
o   A 20-year export licence was approved in February 2012 for the Douglas Channel Energy project (Texas company/Haisla Nation/Golar LNG and an investor to be named later).
o   A 20-year licence was granted in October 2011 to Kitimat LNG (Apache Corp. and Chevron Canada).
o   LNG Canada (Shell and co-venture partners) received an export licence in February 2013.
·         In addition to Triton LNG’s export application, the NEB is currently reviewing four other licence request:
o   An application by PETRONAS/Progress Energy for the Pacific NorthWest LNG proposal in Prince Rupert.
o   An export application from BG Group for the Prince Rupert LNG proposal.
o   A request for export for the Woodfibre LNG Project in Squamish, B.C.
o   An export application for a proposal by Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil Canada. The proponents are currently assessing a site location.

Learn More:

Triton LNG export application:

British Columbia’s Liquefied Natural Gas Strategy:

LNG One Year Update:


Sandra Steilo
Media Relations
Ministry of Natural Gas Development
250 952-0617


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