Editor’s note: The report below is an updated version of the original report published in March 2017. Since this report was first published, four BC liquefied natural gas projects have been cancelled. Sixteen LNG proposals are still standing—but most of them are standing still.
Over the past few years, Oregon and Washington fended off several proposals to build enormous fracked fuel and petrochemical terminals on their coasts. But just to the north, British Columbia’s political leaders took the opposite tack, sending out a siren song to attract liquefied natural gas (LNG) investors to the province’s western shores.
The invitation lured would-be LNG exporters with the promise of fossil-fuel-friendly policies and cheap fracked gas from fossil fuel basins in northeastern BC. Oil and gas companies the world over answered the call, proposing nearly two dozen LNG export facilities designed to ship the liquefied fossil fuel to Asia.
Project backers aim to have three LNG plants in operation by 2020. This report maps the sixteen active BC LNG proposals and offers an overview of each project’s finances, location, export plans, and proposed pipeline infrastructure.
Download the full report below to learn more.
Care to comment? You may do so here.