WCC LNG Ltd.
WCC LNG is a proposed project to develop and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Tuck Inlet in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
The project would deliver a safe, reliable, long-term, competitive source of energy to help meet the world’s growing demand for natural gas. The export of clean burning natural gas will help to reduce the use of higher greenhouse emission fossil fuels such as coal and oil in some targeted markets. The development and operation of the export facility would create long-term jobs in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and Canada.
The export facility would initially have the capability to process up to 15 million metric tonnes of natural gas per year to export to global markets, with potential to expand to 30 million tonnes per year.
The three main facility components are:
- Liquefaction and storage facilities for natural gas;
- Loading facilities for double-hulled LNG ships;
- Third-party pipeline and facilities required to transport natural gas to the LNG export facility from existing natural gas pipeline systems.
The project proponent, WCC LNG Project Ltd., is a federal corporation with its current shareholder being WCC LNG Holdings Ltd. The current shareholders of WCC LNG Holdings Ltd. are ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. and Imperial Oil Resources Limited, an affiliate of Imperial Oil Company.
The project is at an early stage of assessment and is currently undergoing regulatory reviews with the British Columbia and Canadian governments and consultation and discussion with First Nations and local communities.
Environmental Assessment Underway