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LNG Canada Goes Ahead

With support from First Nations, the community, all levels of government, business, labour and countless individuals and organizations, LNG Canada has been given the green light from our joint venture participants to move our LNG export facility forwards into construction.

Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS – the joint venture participants – announced their Final Investment Decision on October 1, 2018.

The Final Investment Decision taken by our joint venture participants shows that British Columbia and Canada, working with First Nations and local communities, can deliver competitive energy projects. This decision showcases how industrial development can co-exist with environmental stewardship and Indigenous reconciliation.
—Andy Calitz, CEO LNG Canada

To get the natural gas from the Montney basin in the north of the province to Kitimat, LNG Canada has contracted with TransCanada, who will build, own and operate the 670-km Coastal GasLink pipeline. Between the plant and the pipeline, approximately 10,000 people will be employed during construction. LNG Canada is committed to hiring local, within BC and across Canada, and does not foresee requiring a large number of workers from outside the country. Natural gas will find a new market, helping Asian countries with the transition from coal to LNG.

Resource: LNG Canada 

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