Woodfibre LNG Receives Permit To Build, Final Decision Expected This Summer

The Woodfibre LNG project near Squamish, B.C., is one step closer to building what it described as the cleanest LNG export facility in the world.

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) approved Woodfibre LNG’s permit for its export facility.

The permit contains 35 conditions for Woodfibre to meet, in addition to standard regulatory requirements.

Woodfibre LNG president David Keane said Woodfibre LNG is pleased to have received the facility permit, one of the key permits required for construction and operation of the project.

The permit specifies requirements the project must comply with for design, construction and operation of the Woodfibre LNG project, with a focus on public and environmental safety, said Keane.

Woodfibre LNG had previously received three major environmental assessment approvals.

“Our environmental assessment process with the Squamish Nation is the first of its kind in Canada,” said Keane. “The progress we have made would not be possible without the contributions and feedback made by our First Nation partners and the Squamish community. We are dedicated to bringing benefits to British Columbia through jobs and economic development, and ultimately a project that will have significant positive impact on global climate and human health.”

Keane said with the permit in place, the company is working towards a final decision to proceed with the project this summer.