Malahat LNG Terminal
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Malahat LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada. The project was cancelled following the 2017 global collapse of LNG prices.
- Parent: Steelhead LNG
- Location: Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
- Coordinates: 48.422, -123.365 (approximate)
- Capacity: 6 mtpa, 0.86 bcfd
- Status: Cancelled
- Type: Export
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Malahat LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.
Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG has announced plans for two LNG projects on Vancouver Island: Malahat LNG, located on Malahat Nation-owned territory north of Victoria, and Sarita LNG, on Huu-ay-aht First Nations lands near Port Alberni. Steelhead has reached a lease agreement with the Malahat Nation and an exploratory agreement with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations.
Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) granted Steelhead export licenses for 6 million metric tons per year from Malahat LNG and 24 million metric tons per year from Sarita LNG. The Malahat facility would rely on natural gas delivered by the Island Gas Connector, an 81-mile pipeline proposed by Williams Pipeline Northwest. The new pipeline would begin in Washington State at Northwest Pipeline’s Canadian gas interconnect at Sumas, run along the floor of the Salish Sea for nearly 50 miles, and connect to the proposed Malahat LNG facility. The pipeline would traverse the treaty-protected fishing areas of several tribes, including the Lummi Nation. Steelhead has not announced pipeline plans for the Sarita Bay project but speculates that it could use a combination of existing and new pipelines to transport gas supply to that facility. Steelhead intends to make an investment decision on Malahat in 2018.
The project was cancelled following the 2017 global collapse of LNG prices, according to the Sightline Institute's 2018 report, "Update: Mapping BC’s LNG Proposals."
Articles and resources
- Malahat LNG Terminal, Company, accessed April 2017
- "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)
- "Update: Mapping BC's LNG Proposals" Sightline Institute, January 2018