LNG Canada has released a statement claiming that it has been issued an LNG facility permit by the British Columbia (BC) Oil and Gas Commission (OGC). The permit focuses on both public and environmental safety, and sets out the necessary requirements that the project must fulfil when designing, building and operating the proposed facility, which is located in Kitimat, Canada. LNG Canada is joint venture (JV) that is owned by Shell Canada Energy (50%), affiliates of Mitsubishi Corp. (15%), Korea Gas Corp. (15%) and PetroChina (20%).
The CEO of LNG Canada, Andy Calitz, said: “We have made excellent progress in the past two years, achieving a number of critical milestones.
“Receiving our LNG facility permit could not have been achieved without the important input we received from the Haisla Nation and the local community of Kitimat. We continue to progress our project and appreciate the ongoing support from First Nations, the local community and other stakeholders.
“The OGC identified several conditions that must be met by LNG Canada to design, construct and operate the project.
“We have reviewed these conditions and are confident that we will meet these conditions as they are aligned with LNG Canada’s core safety values and commitment to protect the environment, the community and our workers.”
LNG Canada claims that it is cooperating with local emergency response organisations and experts to ensure a strong emergency response framework for the project.
Calitz said: “Safety is our first priority. Safety as it relates to people and the environment is embedded into the design and planning of our proposed facility, and will carry into the construction and operation phases of our project should the project go ahead.”
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquefaction/06012016/lng-canada-receives-lng-facility-permit-1835/