Prince Rupert LNG Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

Prince Rupert LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada. Shell Oil, the project's backer, officially abandoned the proposal in March 2017.


Loading map...

Project Details

  • Parent: Shell (acquired BG Group)[1]
  • Location: Ridley Island, Prince Rupert, Kaien Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Coordinates: 54.312194, -130.327083 (approximate)
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Trains: 3[1]
  • Capacity: 21 mtpa, 3.01 bcfd (7 mtpa per train)[1]
  • Status: Cancelled[1]
  • Start Year: Not applicable

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


Prince Rupert LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.[2]

The Prince Rupert LNG proposal is backed by Shell Oil, which acquired original project backer BG Group in 2015. BG Group had put the project on hold in 2014, and now it appears to be a very low priority for Shell. The proposed location is on Ridley Island, about 20 kilometers from Prince Rupert. The plant would produce 21 million metric tons of LNG per year, drawing gas supplies from the proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project, which would be built and operated by Spectra Energy. If built, the pipeline would run 850 kilometers from northeastern BC to Ridley Island.[3]

On March 10, 2017, Shell announced that it had officially shelved its plans to develop the Prince Rupert LNG project.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Shell Halts Prince Rupert LNG Plans, Maritime Executive, March 14, 2017
  2. Prince Rupert LNG Terminal, Company, accessed April 2017
  3. "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)
  4. "Shell officially shelves plans to build Prince Rupert LNG project"The Globe and Mail, March 10, 2017.

Related articles

External resources

External articles