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LNG Canada CEO resigns

Shell-led joint venture LNG Canada informed that Peter Zebedee has decided to step down as CEO, effective 29 March.

LNG Canada CEO resigns
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According to LNG Canada’s statement, Peter Zebedee resigned as chief executive officer to pursue opportunities outside of the organization.

The LNG Canada joint venture is an LNG export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. It will initially consist of two LNG trains totaling 14 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). In addition to Shell, the joint venture comprised Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi, and Kogas.

Moreover, this is one of the largest private investments in Canadian history.

The project reached an FID in October 2018 and is currently under construction in the territory of the Haisla Nation.

Zebedee was named LNG Canada CEO in June 2019, having served in various senior capacities with Shell in Canada. Under his leadership, LNG Canada completed engineering work, began major construction activities, and reached major milestones at its facility.

The LNG Canada project is now approaching the 60 per cent completion mark. Therefore, it remains on track to deliver its first cargo by the middle of this decade.

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“On behalf of Shell, I thank Peter for his efforts to get the facility’s major construction efforts underway and well past the halfway mark,” said Shell plc CEO Ben van Beurden. “Peter helped create a culture of excellence, respect and commitment to safety that will endure through the remaining period of construction and 40 years of safe, clean, and reliable LNG production and export.”

Meanwhile, Steve Corbin, LNG Canada’s executive project director, will serve as interim CEO.

“The progress that the LNG Canada project has made in the past three years has been truly remarkable, especially in the context of a global pandemic,” said Zebedee.