Ksi Lisims LNG files Canadian gas export application
Ksi Lisims LNG, a 12mn mt/yr natural gas liquefaction project on BC’s northern coast supported by the Nisga’a First Nation, the Rockies LNG Partnership and Western LNG, said April 25 it had filed an application with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) seeking a 40-year gas export licence.
The application seeks CER authorisation to export 22.4bn m3/year of natural gas as LNG to diverse Asian markets in Japan, South Korea and China. Term volumes will not exceed 778.3bn m3 of natural gas as LNG.
The Ksi Lisims LNG export facility will be located at Wil Milit on lands owned by the Nisga’a First Nation. The export terminal would consist of liquefaction equipment on floating barges, with onshore supporting infrastructure and a marine terminal for LNG carriers.
At full build-out it would process about 2bn ft3/day of natural gas and produce about 12mn mt/yr of LNG. Feedgas would be delivered to Ksi Lisims LNG through existing or new pipeline infrastructure owned and operated by a third party.
Project proponents filed applications last summer for federal and provincial environmental approvals and are awaiting a decision from the BC Environmental Impact Assessment office and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada on a combined environmental assessment.