Project Overview

Cedar LNG

Cedar LNG is a proposed floating LNG facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, within the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation. The project is strategically positioned to leverage Canada’s abundant natural gas supply and British Columbia’s growing LNG infrastructure to produce industry-leading, low-carbon, cost-competitive Canadian LNG for overseas markets. Cedar LNG is the world’s first Indigenous majority-owned LNG project, will have one of the cleanest environmental profiles in the world, and will provide unprecedented opportunities for both the Haisla Nation and the region.

The Cedar LNG Advantage

How does the facility work?

Natural gas, which is the same gas that is used to heat homes and businesses throughout British Columbia, will be delivered to Cedar LNG through an approximately eight-kilometre-long pipeline that connects to the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The natural gas will then be treated and chilled to -162ºC, which changes it from a gas to a liquid. The LNG will then be loaded onto an LNG carrier, about once every seven to 10 days or up to 50 times a year. Each LNG carrier will travel through Douglas Channel to Hecate Straight, using the existing deep-water shipping lane, on its way to customers in the Asia Pacific.

Natural Gas Pipeline

In Canada, pipeline networks deliver natural gas to homes and business where it is used for cooking and heating.

Renewable Electricity

Low-carbon LNG is produced by using renewable electricity as the power source for the facility.

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)

To supply Canadian natural gas to new markets overseas, the gas must first be cooled to -162 ºC, making it a liquid.

LNG Export Ship

Specially designed LNG carriers make it possible to deliver Canadian natural gas to overseas markets.

Project Benefits

Critical to Cedar LNG’s success to date has been the strong support of neighbouring Indigenous Nations and communities. Years of collaboration and constructive engagement have helped to ensure the project will be designed, constructed, and operated responsibly, while providing benefits through construction jobs and contracting, training opportunities, long-term employment, and other measures that will contribute to economic prosperity in the region. Up to 500 people will be working at Cedar LNG during the peak of construction. Approximately 100 people will be working at the facility full-time during operation.

Giving back to the community is a fundamental value for Cedar LNG – learn about our community investment program and how you can apply for funding. Powered entirely by clean, renewable energy from BC Hydro, Cedar LNG will be one of the lowest carbon intensity LNG facilities in the world. It will contribute to the displacement of coal as an energy source in Asia, achieving higher prices for Canadian producers, contributing to lower overall global emissions, and enhancing global energy security.

Project Schedule

Cedar LNG has received all material regulatory approvals required to move forward, including an Environmental Assessment Certificate from the British Columbia government, a positive Decision Statement from the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, a pipeline permit for the Cedar LNG Pipeline, and a LNG Facility Permit from the BC Energy Regulator. These approvals come following years of detailed studies, engineering and meaningful engagement with Indigenous and local communities. Cedar LNG has issued a Notice to Proceed to our engineering, procurement, and construction contractors following the finalization of long-term commercial offtake agreements.

A final investment decision is expected by the middle of 2024.

Project Partners

Cedar LNG brings together the Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) to develop the largest Indigenous Nation-owned infrastructure project in Canada with one of the cleanest environmental profiles in the world.

The Haisla Nation Council is the band government of the Haisla people. The Haisla Nation’s mission is to build a powerful, prosperous, and proud community, healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

Pembina is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America’s energy industry for 70 years.

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