The National Energy Board has accepted an application for a 40-year export licence for the Woodfibre LNG project, Woodfibre announced today. If approved, the licence would allow the export of approximately two million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year for 40 years.
The project received a 25-year licence in 2013, but the maximum term was increased to 40 years in 2015.
Woodfibre LNG said the commitments it made in its environmental assessment certificate application, and the regulatory conditions, plans and permits required for construction and operation of the Woodfibre LNG project, will remain in effect for the life of the project.
"This application, if successful, would provide even more assurance to government, First Nations partners, stakeholders and potential customers of the certainty of this project,” said Woodfibre’s Byng Giraud.
The application is available to see on the National Energy Board’s website.
The public can comment on how the 40-year licence may impact Canada’s ability to meet its own natural gas requirements (per section 118 of the National Energy Board Act) from Feb. 9 to March 13. Comments can be submitted to Chris Sanderson of Lawson Lundell LLP at firstname.lastname@example.org, Laura Letourneau of Woodfibre LNG at email@example.com and faxed to the National Energy Board at 403-292-5503 (attn: Secretary of the Board).