Woodside axes Grassy Point LNG export project in Canada

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Australian LNG operator Woodside has canceled plans to build a liquefied natural gas export plant at Grassy Point on Canada’s west coast.

Woodside said it had decided not to renew its sole proponent agreement for the Grassy Point LNG site, which expired on January 15.

“The decision was made after careful consideration of our long-term development strategy in Canada,” a Woodside spokesperson told LNG World News in an emailed statement on Wednesday.

“We are focusing on the Kitimat LNG project in which we are a 50% partner with Chevron (operator),” the spokesperson said.

Woodside planned to build an LNG plant at Grassy Point, located 30 km north of Prince Rupert, on the coast of Canada’s British Columbia.

The first phase of the LNG project was planned to have a capacity of 6-15 million tonnes per annum. The second phase was expected to add additional capacity up to a nominal 20 Mtpa.

There have been more than 20 LNG export projects planned for British Columbia in recent years. However, only Woodfibre LNG has been given the green light by its developers.

Worth mentioning, Chevron is reportedly looking to shed its stake in the Kitimat LNG project at Bish Cove near Kitimat, in British Colombia.

The project, which is a 50/50 joint venture between the Canadian units of Chevron and Woodside, already secured a permit to export 10 million tons of LNG per year for a period of 20 years.


LNG World News Staff