A rendering of the proposed WCC LNG project in Seal Cove, Prince Rupert. (Contributed by WCC LNG Holdings Ltd.)

Exxon Mobil, Imperial Oil pull B.C. LNG facility from environmental review

LNG project made the announcement one year after closing its Prince Rupert office

A year after closing their offices in Prince Rupert, WCC LNG has withdrawn from the BC Environmental Assessment process, officially ending its bid to open a $25-billion export facility in the area.

READ MORE: WCC LNG office to close in Rupert

The announcement was made recently via notification on the project’s website.

The WCC LNG project was led by ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. and Imperial Oil Resources. The group had plans to develop an LNG export facility inside Tuck Inlet and within the city limits of Prince Rupert.

If completed, the project was intended to export 15 millions tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year with the potential to expand to 30 million tonnes.

After several timeline extensions, WCC LNG released an email in November 2017 statingthe development of the project would be slowing down as it continued through pre-application stages of the environmental process.

RELATED: Area First Nations benefit from LNG Canada project



newsroom@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New plane for Air Search and Rescue Association

The new Cessna 182 will also be used for Angel Flight services

Fernie Chamber of Commerce signs lease for downtown coworking space

By: Brad Parsell, Executive Director Fernie Chamber of Commerce The Fernie Chamber… Continue reading

Province looking at steps to dissolve Jumbo resort municipality

Disincorporating municipality will likely require a legislative change, according to the province

Elkford curlers dominate East Kootenay Playdowns

The East Kootenay High School Curling Playdowns took place in Fernie last weekend

Almost 20,000 parking tickets issued by Interior Health at hospitals in 2019

In 2018, pay parking in Interior Health hospitals totalled $5.3 million of their $2.2-billion budget

B.C.-based firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing three

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

Canada prepares as WHO decides whether to declare global coronavirus emergency

The city of Wuhan, China, has shut down outbound flights and trains

Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

The survey was conducted Jan. 17 to 21 among 1,552 Canadians eligible to vote

Veteran B.C. journalist battles cancer through pioneering immunotherapy treatment

Vancouver Island rallies around JR Rardon and family during stay in Seattle

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

Prices for recreational marijuana in B.C. down from a year ago

New inflation figures show gasoline, housing and certain kinds of food cost more

B.C. RCMP spent roughly $750K on massive manhunt for Port Alberni men

Manitoba RCMP helped with 17-day search through the province’s northern terrain

Future space homes could be made of mushrooms

NASA explores use of fungi to build structures in space

Most Read