WCC LNG Terminal

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WCC LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada. In December 2018, ExxonMobil shelved the project, and with no updates since that time, is now presumed to be cancelled.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owner: ExxonMobil (50%), Imperial Oil Resources (50%)[2]
  • Location: Tuck Inlet, Prince Rupert, Kaien Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Coordinates: 54.312194, -130.327083 (approximate)
  • Type: Export[2]
  • Trains: 6[2]
  • Capacity: 30 mtpa (5 mtpa per train)[2]
  • Status: Cancelled[1]
  • Start Year: 2024[2]

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

Background

WCC LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.[3] The proposal includes six production trains.[4]

"WCC LNG is backed by Exxon Mobil and Imperial Oil, an Alberta-based petroleum company partially owned by Exxon. The oil giant plans to site the facility at Tuck Inlet, less than ten kilometers north of Prince Rupert. The proposed site abuts the Woodworth Lake Conservancy, which protects the domestic water supply for the city of Prince Rupert and safeguards important salmon spawning grounds. Exxon hopes the facility will produce up to 30 million metric tons of LNG per year. The project may use one of the pipelines associated with other LNG proposals in the Prince Rupert area. The NEB has approved WCC LNG’s application to extend its export license from 25 years to 40 years, but Exxon and Imperial have not made a final investment decision. In fact, the project backers announced in December 2017 that the project would be “moving at a slower pace” throughout 2018 due to market conditions and economic uncertainties, and closed the project’s Prince Rupert office," according to the Sightline Institute's January 2018 report, "Update: Mapping BC’s LNG Proposals."[5]

In December 2018, ExxonMobil shelved the project, and with no updates since that time, is now presumed to be cancelled..[6]

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