WesPac Marine Terminal
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WesPac Marine Terminal, also called the WesPac Tillbury Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.
- Parent: WesPac Midstream LLC
- Location: Tillbury Island, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- Coordinates: 49.084722, -123.058611 (approximate)
- Capacity: 3 mtpa
- Status: Proposed
- Type: Export
- Start Year: 2020
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
WesPac Marine Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in British Columbia, Canada.
The terminal would receive its LNG from an existing LNG plant, owned by FortisBC, which is adjacent to the proposed terminal. In 2014, FortisBC launched a $400 million project to expand the plant’s production capacity, adding liquefaction equipment and a second LNG storage tank. Existing FortisBC pipelines will continue to feed gas to the facility.
A subsidiary of US-based WesPac Midstream is undertaking the jetty project, which would allow LNG carriers to load LNG for transport to “regional and offshore markets” and to fuel marine vessels such as BC Ferries. The project backers aim to sell 3 million metric tons per year from the facility. FortisBC had inked an 800,000-metric-ton-per-year LNG export agreement with Hawaiian Electric, but the deal fell through in mid-2016, likely affecting the finances of the jetty project. As of early 2017 FortisBC stated that it was seeking other export partners.
A provincial environmental review began in March of 2019.
Articles and resources
- New LNG bunkering terminal floated – literally Hellenic Shipping News, March 26, 2019
- WesPac Marine Terminal, News, 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)