Kitsault LNG Terminal

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Kitsault LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada. There have been no development updates in four years, and the project is presumed to be cancelled.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Kitsault Energy 100%[1]
  • Location: Kitsault, British Columbia, Canada
  • Coordinates: 55.466667, -129.483333 (approximate)
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Trains: 4[1][2]
  • Capacity: 20 mtpa[1] (5 mtpa per train)[2]
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Start Year:

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


Kitsault LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.[3]

"Kitsault Energy would be located at the ghost town Kitsault, 85 miles north of Prince Rupert. The project backer is self-made millionaire and philanthropist Krishnan Suthanthiran, who purchased the former mining town for about $6 million in 2005. Kitsault is at the head of Alice Arm, the eastern arm of Observatory Inlet. The project’s export license application pondered an approximately 600-kilometer pipeline—most likely the backer hopes to enter a contract with either the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project or the proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project. Kitsault Energy’s 20-million-metric-ton-per-year LNG project is still speculative, and there have been no major developments of late," according to the Sightline Institute's 2018 report, "Update: Mapping BC’s LNG Proposals."[4]

There have been no development updates since 2005, and the project is reported to be cancelled.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 John Snyder, Developing Canada’s first LNG export terminal, Riviera, January 25, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kitsault Energy Project: The shortest LNG connection from B.C. to Asia, 2b1st Consulting, June 23 2014
  3. Kitsault LNG Terminal, Company, accessed April 2017
  4. "Update: Mapping BC's LNG Proposals" Sightline Institute, January 2018

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