Pacific Trails Pipeline
Haisla territory is close to deep natural gas supplies in northern BC and Alberta, and is also a day or two less sailing time to markets in China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian nations.
This makes the Douglas Channel the optimum location for Canadian gas suppliers wanting to provide liquified natural gas (LNG) to these important and growing Asian markets.
Work began in 2011 on the Kitimat LNG plant and terminal owned by Apache Resources Canada and EOG Resources Canada. It is being built on Haisla reserve land at Bish Cove, about 10 kms from Kitamaat Village on the west side of Douglas Channel.
KM LNG received its export permit from the National Energy Board in October, 2011.
The plant represents a capital investment of about $4 billion, with a final investment decision due in the first half of 2012.
Gas will be brought to the site from the Spectra transmission system at Summit Lake, B.C., about 463 kms from Bish Cove, on the Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP), a joint venture of Apache Canada, EOG Resources Canada, and Encana. PTP should be feeding 1,000 MMcf/d of natural gas to the operating KM LNG plant in 2015.
The proposed project consists of a looping of the existing PNG pipeline between Kitimat and Summit Lake (near Prince George) to increase capacity and operate a bi-directional pipeline system. This project is directly tied to the proposed Kitimat LNG terminal.
Pacific Trail Pipelines, a 50/50 partnership between Galveston LNG Inc. and Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (PNG), is developing the natural gas transmission pipeline system from Summit Lake to Kitimat, British Columbia to serve Kitimat LNG Inc.’s export terminal near Kitimat, B.C.
Kitimat LNG Terminal is the only proposed LNG export terminal on the west coast of North America.
One of the Terminal’s competitive advantages is the ability to access the world-class natural gas supplies in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The close proximity to the large Asian LNG markets gives the Kitimat LNG Terminal a competitive advantage over liquefaction terminals in the Atlantic basin. Pacific Trail Pipelines, a $1-billion, 463-kilometre pipeline, will provide the Terminal with a direct connection to the Spectra Energy Transmission pipeline system and excellent access to natural gas supplies in British Columbia and Alberta.