Texada LNG Terminal
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Texada LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.
- Parent: WestPac LNG Corporation
- Location: Texada Island, , British Columbia, Canada
- Coordinates: 49.666667, -124.416667 (approximate)
- Capacity: 3.8 mtpa, 0.55 bcfd
- Status: Cancelled
- Type: Import
- Start Year: Not applicable
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Texada LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.In 2007, Westpac LNG announced that it intended to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal, and a gas-fired electricity generation project, at Kiddie Point on the north end of Texada. Controversy surrounding the project ramped up quickly: the year also witnessed the re-introduction of Texada Action Now by Texada residents,and the formation of the Alliance to Stop LNG, comprising a large number of conservation, environmental, community and labour groups around the Georgia Basin. As of summer 2009, the project was shelved for the time being due to the global economic downturn.
The Texada LNG is being opposed by dozens of environmental and community groups including The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association. The groups are making their voices heard to the Premier Gordon Campbell's Climate Action Team. The groups argue that it is hypocritical for Canada to attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while allowing the importation and burning of fossil fuels for electricity generation.