Woodfibre LNG clears another hurdle with approval from BC Oil and Gas Commission

Woodfibre LNG | Squamish Chief files

Woodfibre LNG has made it over another hurdle in its path to being operational.

The BC Oil and Gas Commission has approved Woodfibre LNG's permit for its planned Squamish LNG export facility.

Its application was officially approved on July 2 and announced July 3.

Officials with the commission reviewed the project’s impact on land and wildlife, technical engineering, archaeology, as well as consultation processes with First Nations and any affected landowners, a spokesperson for the commission told the Squamish Chief on Wednesday morning.

The permit contains 35 conditions for Woodfibre to meet, in addition to standard regulatory requirements.

Conditions relate to various aspects of the project such as its design, construction and operation including restrictions around flaring, working around streams, the discovery of any artifacts, noise and light pollution.

“Following a rigorous process, Woodfibre LNG is pleased to have received our Facility Permit issued from the BC Oil and Gas Commission, one of the key permits required for construction and operation of the project," said Woodfibre LNG president David Keane in an emailed statement.

“As we move towards construction, we will strive to exceed the high standards of public and environmental safety that are expected of us by the Canadian, B.C., and Squamish Nation governments, and the Squamish community.”

Keane said a final investment decision on the project may be made by the end of this summer.

Squamish Chief