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Triton LNG submits export application

LNG Industry,

Triton LNG Limited Partnership is the latest liquefied natural gas (LBG) facility to submit an export application to the National Energy Board (NEB) in Canada.

The export application is for the Triton LNG joint venture between Atlas Gas Limited (AtlaGas) and Idemitsu Canada Corporation (Idemitsu).

Triton LNG is the most recent plan in a growing list of prospective projects applying for licences to export LNG from British Columbia, Canada. The project is still in the early states of planning and remains subject to environmental review and approval. Currently, the joint venture is undertaking preliminary work for the design and construction of a floating LNG facility. Two sites – Kititmat and Prince Rupert – are under consideration.

The application to the NEB is for a 25 year licence to export LNG from northwestern B.C. Triton aims to export up to approximately 2.3 million tpa of LNG, according to the application submitted earlier this week.

“The LNG production will be offloaded from the FLSO vessel through a loading arm to LNG carriers for transport to export markets,” according to the application to the NEB. Gas would initially be fed into the Triton LNG project through a system that includes Spectra Energy Transmission and Pacific Northern Gas Ltd.

Triton argues that natural gas reserves in Canada are plentiful. “The role of the board in considering a gas export application is to evaluate whether the gas to be exported is surplus to reasonably foreseeable Canadian requirements,” Triton said in the NEB application.

To date, the NEB has issued export licences to three LNG proponents. The Triton LNG export application joins a list of four other submissions under review.

Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward

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