REPORTING · 12th March 2014
LNG Canada was in Kitimat doing a demonstration on Thursday, March 6th. During this time, we talked with Susannah Pierce about how the progress on the project is going. Last week, they finalized their application requirements to Environmental Assessment office, a major milestone.
“We’re in the process now of getting prepared for filing the Environmental assessment. We’ve gone through the draft application information requirements, which will define the table of contents for that Environmental Assessment. We’ve got our final application information requirements which means that we now know what we have to put into the document. With that, we can now structure and start to fill in those sections. Through that process, through additional studies we might need to do, we will probably make a filing with environmental assessment between summer and Q3 of this year so really, we’re looking towards end of summer and beginning of fall,” said Pierce.
The construction will begin when they hit the final investment decision, following environmental approval. She said it would most likely come in 2016 and construction would follow in 2017.
They are expecting a shortage of workers in BC if a lot of the projects which are on the table go ahead. Both LNG Canada and the BC Government are concerned about this and they are putting to put programs in place to do something about it.
After a successful demonstration of LNG at the Mount Elizabeth Theatre, they want to hold similar events.