Discovery LNG Terminal

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Discovery LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada. There have been no development updates since 2015, and the project is presumed to be functionally cancelled.

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Project Details

  • Parent: Rockyview Resources
  • Location: Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • Coordinates: 50.024444, -125.2475 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 20 mtpa, 2.87 bcfd
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Type: Export
  • Start Year: 2030

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

Background

Discovery LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.[1]

Discovery LNG was proposed by an Alberta subsidiary of Texas-based Quicksilver Resources, which went bankrupt in early 2015. Now calling itself Rockyview Resources, the project backer proposes to build a 20-million-metric-ton-per-year LNG facility on the north side of Campbell River. Rockyview has not yet identified a pipeline route to the facility but says it would require about 300 kilometers of new pipeline to transport gas from the lower mainland to the Campbell River site. Rockyview has lowered its expectations on how quickly the project will move, pushing out the facility’s operations date goal to 2030. Rockyview is still seeking joint venture partners to get the project off the ground. The project backer told the magazine Douglas in 2014, “The project is worth more than the whole company. But there are interested partners out there.”[2]

According to the Sightline Institute's 2018 report, "Update: Mapping BC’s LNG Proposals," Rockyview has lowered its expectations on how quickly the project would move, pushing out the facility’s operations date goal to 2030. As of January 2018, Rockyview was still seeking joint venture partners. [3]

However, there have been no development updates since 2015, and the project is presumed to be functionally cancelled.

Opposition

The Council of Canadians, a Canadian social justice organization, has announced opposition to the Discovery LNG Terminal. The Council of Canadians' Campbell River local chapter has organized accordingly. In February of 2015, the Council of Canadians Campbell River Chapter hosted a public forum in opposition to the project and LNG terminals and pipelines more broadly. Approximately 80 people attended the forum, co-sponsored by the Timberline Earth Club.[4]

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