For immediate release: March 8, 2017
Contact: Tarika Powell, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x109
Even as BC’s LNG ‘gold rush’ goes bust, these 20 proposed projects still want in
New report maps the would-be LNG exporters lured by the province’s promises of support.
Over the past several years, British Columbia has seen an onslaught of proposals for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects along its western shores, thanks to provincial leaders’ promises of supportive policies and cheap fracked gas from fossil fuel basins in the province’s northeastern region.
A new report from Sightline Institute provides the first comprehensive look at the 20 schemes to turn BC’s coast into an axis for LNG export to Asia. Stretching from Vancouver Island in the south to Kitimat, Prince Rupert, and Kitsault in the north, many of the projects are making slow progress to completion, due to LNG’s recent price collapse, the high cost of pipeline infrastructure, and public and First Nations opposition.
“We hope this report makes clear the scale of the industry’s ambitions in British Columbia and helps local communities near proposed LNG facilities understand the larger regional context for the developments,” said report author and Sightline Institute senior research associate Tarika Powell.
Download the full report at www.sightline.org/BC-LNG.
Sightline Institute is an independent think tank providing leading original analysis of energy, economic, and environmental policy in the Pacific Northwest.