PNW LNG project faces more opposition

First Nations leaders, local residents and federal and provincial politicians joined forces in signing the Lelu Island Declaration that opposes the development of Petronas-led LNG project near Prince Rupert.

Under the declaration, Lelu Island and Flora Bank, critical habitat for wild salmon at the mouth of the Skeena River in northwestern British Columbia, have been declared permanently protected from industrial development, stands in the joint statement issued on Monday.

The declaration states, “The undersigned First Nation leaders and citizens of the Nine Allied Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams hereby declare that Lelu Island, and Flora and Agnew Banks, are hereby protected for all time, as a refuge for wild salmon and marine resources, and are to be held in trust for all future generations.”

However, Canadian Environmental Assesment Agency in December resumed the environmental assessment of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project

The LNG plant proposed to be built on Lelu Island will comprise an initial development of two LNG trains of approximately 6 million tonnes per annum each, and a subsequent development of a third train of approximately 6 mtpa.

Petronas, Sinopec, JAPEX, Indian Oil Corporation and PetroleumBRUNEI are all shareholders in Pacific NorthWest LNG and the associated natural gas supply.


LNG World News Staff