Island Gas Connector

From Global Energy Monitor
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Island Gas Connector is a proposed natural gas pipeline in Washington, USA and British Columbia, Canada.[1] There have been no development updates since 2015 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.


The pipeline will run from Sumas, Washington, USA to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Williams Companies
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 128.7 kilometers / 80 miles
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2020


Williams is working with Steelhead LNG to explore building and operating the proposed Island Gas Connector Pipeline, an 81-mile underground and underwater pipeline system that would deliver Canadian-sourced natural gas to Steelhead LNG’s proposed Malahat LNG Terminal on Vancouver Island. The pipeline would run approximately 34 miles through Washington state and 47 miles though the Salish Sea, starting in the USA and ending in Canada.[3]

On September 1, 2015 Steelhead LNG announced a pre-construction agreement with Williams to commence with the design and regulatory approvals for the Island Gas Connector Project.[4]

There have been no development updates since 2015 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.


The Malahat Nation signed a deal to move forward with the pipeline project, but the Saanich people remain highly opposed as they seek cessation of any activity on the territory.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. Planned Pipelines, Pipeline News, accessed October 2018
  2. National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 Island Gas Connector Pipeline and Malahat LNG, Water is Life Movement, accessed September 2019
  4. Steelhead LNG Announces Gas Connector Project, Douglas Magazine, September 1, 2015

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