Rockies LNG Partnership Terminal
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Rockies LNG Partnership Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Canada.
- Owner: Rockies LNG Partnership
- Location: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
- Coordinates: 54.320252, -130.319145(approximate)
- Type: Export
- Capacity: 12 mtpa
- Status: Proposed
- Start Year: 2026
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
In February 2019, a group of 10 Canadian natural gas producers with a collective output of approximately 3 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) formed the Rockies LNG Partnership. The consortium’s stated aim is to receive regulatory approval for a 12 million tonnes per year (mtpa) facility, called the Rockies LNG Partnership Terminal, attract a larger partner to provide capital, and ultimately supply the project with its own natural gas. Consortium members include Deep Basin natural gas producer Peyto Exploration & Development, Advantage Oil and Gas, Birchcliff Energy, Seven Generations Energy, among others. Canbriam Energy withdrew from the consortium following its acquisition by Pacific, reducing the number of members to nine.
In October 2019, Rockies LNG indicated an imminent start to the regulatory process with a commissioning date tentatively scheduled for 2026. Additionally, the consortium plans to supply the project via a long-haul pipeline with some existing regulatory approvals. Project partners have expressed interest in Enbridge’s Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project and TC Energy’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission route, which was originally intended to service Shell’s Prince Rupert LNG project (21 million tpy) and the Petronas-operated Pacific Northwest LNG project (18 million tpy), respectively. Both of these projects were cancelled in 2017, although their corresponding midstream projects already have environmental certificates and have completed a certain amount of permitting.
Based on these former-projects under consideration for re-proposal, Rockies LNG’s terminal is likely to be somewhere in B.C.’s Prince Rupert area. Project partners have indicated plans to develop the terminal offshore, as a floating LNG (FLNG) facility. This would require three barges, but would eliminate the large capital requirements for land-flattening. No cost estimates have been disclosed yet.