Aurora LNG Terminal

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Aurora LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada on Digby Island, west of Prince Rupert.


Aurora LNG would have been sited at Delusion Bay on Digby Island, adjacent to the community of Dodge Cove.

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Project Details

  • Owner: CNOOC, INPEX, Japanese Gasoline Corporation
  • Location: Delusion Bay, Digby Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Coordinates: 54.284, -130.417 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 24 mtpa, 3.44 bcfd (12 mtpa per train)[1]
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Type: Export
  • Trains: 2[2]
  • Start Year:

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


Aurora LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.[3] In summer of 2017 the terminal was in the independent environmental assessment process, which was being led by the BC Environmental Assessment Office.[4] The project was cancelled in September of 2017, however, when Aurora LNG backed out of the plan, saying the current economy did not support a large LNG operation on Digby Island.[5]

The primary project backer was Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of CNOOC, China’s top LNG importer and one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. Other backers included Japanese companies INPEX, an LNG supplier to Japan, Korea, and Taiwan; and JGC, formerly known as Japanese Gasoline Corporation and now an engineering company that builds LNG facilities. The facility would have produced 24 million tons of LNG per year at full build-out.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mapping BC's LNG Proposals: Twenty projects stall as provincial government’s liquefied natural gas ‘gold rush’ busts," Sightline Institute, March 2017 (contains further footnotes in text)
  2. Aurora LNG Project, Aurora LNG, June 2014
  3. Aurora LNG Terminal, Industry, accessed April 2017
  4. Nexen - Aurora LNG, accessed May 2017.
  5. Aurora backs out, dealing another blow to the industry,Yvette Brend, CBC News British Columbia, 14 September 2017.

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