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Last updated: April 7, 2020

Woodfibre LNG

Woodfibre LNG Limited is proposing to build a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility at the former Woodfibre pulp mill site, about seven kilometres southwest of Squamish, B.C. It would have production capacity of approximately 2.1 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG from two processing units (called “trains”).

Project Proponent: Woodfibre LNG Limited

Associated Infrastructure: Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline

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Timeline

  • Oct. 14, 2015
    Squamish First Nation Council approve conditional Environmental Assessment Agreement (EAA) for project

  • Oct. 26, 2015
    Province issues Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC)

  • Mar. 18, 2016
    Federal CEAA approval issued

  • Jun. 9, 2017
    40-year Federal Export License granted

  • Jul. 2, 2019
    LNG Facility permit issued

Primary Project Permits

Permits for natural gas pipelines (and related compressors, meter stations, etc.) or LNG Facilities are required before construction can start on a major project. Applications go through a thorough permitting process, described in our Permitting Process page. Approvals, issued under the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA), contain specific conditions and requirements that the proponent must meet in order to be in compliance with the permit.

Name Type
100105360 PERMIT LNG FACILITY (Amended)
Primary Permits

All Other Project Permits

There are various types of permits issued by the BC Energy Regulator for major projects, throughout the different phases of design and construction. Permits that have been issued to date for a particular project can be viewed below.

Name Type
WATR 100117204 WLNG Sec10 12 04 23
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100117209 WLNG Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
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