Steelhead Asia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Steelhead LNG, is pleased to announce that Marina Surzhenko has taken the role of Director LNG. Based in Singapore, Marina is responsible for developing Steelhead’s business in Asia as well as leading the negotiations of LNG offtake contracts.

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On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, representatives from the Kwispaa LNG project team were in Port Alberni council chambers to provide more information about the Kwispaa LNG project. The proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility was given the go-ahead after a Huu-ay-aht community referendum resulted in a 70 percent vote in favour in March 2017. The positive vote meant that Steelhead LNG, a Canadian company based out of Vancouver, would develop the LNG project through a co-management relationship with the Huu-ay-aht.

“We have the support of our people, we have the support of our hereditary chiefs and we have the support of our council for this project,” said Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert Dennis Sr.

Read the full article in the Alberni Valley News


Paul Sullivan from Steelhead LNG is the Commercial Co-Chairman of Gastech, with more than 25 years’ experience within the industry. Sullivan spoke with Gastech Insights to share information about the company’s priorities and what the industry needs to do to ensure future investment.


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Steelhead LNG, a Vancouver-based LNG project developer, added two new members to the company’s executive team.  Paul Sullivan, formerly senior vice president of global LNG and floating LNG (FLNG) at Worley Parsons Group, has been appointed vice president, projects. The company has also named Gerry Peereboom as vice president, integration.

Steelhead LNG CEO Nigel Kuzemko joins CBC Early Edition’s Rick Cluff to discuss Steelhead LNG’s new partnership with Seven Generations Energy.

By Deborah Jaremko
Sept. 19, 2016, 7:43 a.m.

A new agreement between Seven Generations Energy and Steelhead LNG leaves BC “exceptionally positioned” to be a leading supplier of Canadian gas to Asian markets in the coming years, says BC’s natural gas development minister.

Rich Coleman joined a statement Monday announcing that Calgary-based 7G will acquire a stake in Vancouver’s Steelhead and together explore new midstream infrastructure to support the company’s proposed projects on Vancouver Island.

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Words and photos by Mark Kiemele

There was standing-room only at a town hall meeting on the Malahat LNG project, hosted by the District of North Saanich on May 31.

But while the crowd was often raucous in their opposition to the proposed facility for the Saanich Inlet, attendees listened respectfully as Renee Racette, Malahat Nation’s chief executive, outlined why the nation had become involved in the project.

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By Peter Mitham
June 14, 2016, 9 a.m.

Business thrives on certainties – the fewer the risks associated with an investment, the greater the comfort felt by both investors and the people receiving the investment.

That’s especially true when social goods are in play, as proponents of natural resource projects across B.C. are finding out. Many opponents believe First Nations hold the trump card, given the obligation to consult before projects proceed.

Yet as the tiny Malahat Nation on southern Vancouver Island is demonstrating, an obligation to consult simply makes good business sense. It may take time, but it also builds the consensus that will ensure a broad distribution of benefits from a given project.

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press  VIA Vancouver Sun

Aboriginal consultation must be the top priority for liquefied natural gas proponents in Canada, say a company and First Nation that have partnered to build a LNG facility on Vancouver Island.

Steelhead LNG president Victor Ojeda and Malahat Nation CEO Renee Racette spoke to the Canada LNG Export conference in Vancouver on Wednesday about minimizing the risk of costly delays through collaboration.

Ojeda told a crowd of engineers and businesspeople that the company began consulting with the Malahat well before entering the regulatory process or advanced design phase.

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Times Colonist
April 3, 2016 12:33 AM

Re: “Put LNG terminals far from people,” letter, March 25.

While we appreciate the opinions expressed in the letter, it is important to separate opinion from fact.

Natural gas is a safe and versatile energy source that is used every day here on Vancouver Island. Cooling it into a liquid — or LNG — is one of the safest ways to store and transport natural gas abroad to countries that currently rely on energy sources such as coal. In particular, LNG is safe because it is non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-explosive.

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Nigel Kuzemko / Times Colonist
February 27, 2016 12:53 AM

As the discussion about our proposed liquefied natural gas project takes shape, we’re seeing critics quoted who continue to make inaccurate claims about the project and about LNG itself.

All of us at Steelhead LNG believe in having a broad and energetic community conversation about our proposed project, and we’re certainly prepared to be challenged by those who have questions or concerns. However, we really hope it will be a discussion based on facts and science, and not on myths and misconceptions.

In the interest of getting it right, I’d like to provide some important details about our proposed Malahat LNG project on the shoreline of the Malahat Nation-owned Bamberton industrial lands.

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posted Feb 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM

As the discussion about our proposed LNG project takes shape, we’re seeing a number of critics quoted in the media who continue to make inaccurate claims about the project and about LNG itself.

All of us at Steelhead LNG believe in having a broad and energetic community conversation about our proposed project, and we’re certainly prepared to be challenged by those who have questions or concerns.

However, we really hope it will be a discussion based on facts and science, and not on the myths and misconceptions.

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By  John McKinley – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Never mind the choppy waters, it’s still damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead for the firm behind Vancouver Island’s biggest industrial proposal in at least a generation.

Despite glum economic forecasts, political opposition and upheaval for one of its key partners, the CEO of Steelhead LNG says the company is still on track to make a 2018 decision on whether to proceed with a multi-billion-dollar plan to build two liquified natural gas plants on Vancouver Island.

“We are on target, given the schedule we had before,” Steelhead CEO Nigel Kuzemko said.

Kuzemko’s comments come in the wake of Tuesday’s throne speech where Premier Christy Clark pledged the B.C. government’s continued commitment to LNG exports, despite project delays and a global glut of oil and gas.

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By  Lexi Bainas – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM

There has been a slight change in the sponsorship lineup for the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s Black Tie Awards.

Steelhead LNG is now the sponsor for the Business Achievement 11-19 employees (middle sized company award).

You can get your nominations in for the 2016 Black Tie Awards by downloading forms from or even filling them out online.

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Thu, Oct 22, 2015 – 11:25 AM

The National Energy Board has given the greenlight for Steelhead LNG to export liquified natural gas from its future facilities on Vancouver Island. But with gas prices falling and Asian buyers reluctant to sign long-term contracts now, what is the prospect the plant will be built? Nigel Kuzemko, CEO, Steelhead LNG, explains.

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Steelhead LNG says its export licences have been approved – just weeks after the company and a First Nation announced a proposed liquefied natural gas project north of Victoria.

Steelhead says the National Energy Board has approved a 25-year licence for the annual export of up to six million tonnes of LNG from a proposed floating liquefaction and export terminal in Saanich Inlet.

The Vancouver-based company says the board has approved four other 25-year licences to export LNG from a project that is still in the exploration stage with a First Nation southwest of Port Alberni.

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By Richard Macedo/Daily Oil Bulletin

LNG projects that are globally competitive, cost-wise, still have a chance in British Columbia, with a window of opportunity most likely in 2020-21, said the CEO of Steelhead LNG Nigel Kuzemko.

Kuzemko said Steelhead’s planned pair of LNG plants in the province are a good example.

“The current market forecasts show a growing market — at between 5-7% — into the future for LNG,” said Kuzemko. “The approvals for Australian projects were three, four years ago and since then there are no new projects approved in the Pacific Basin, which leads to the conclusion that 2020-21 will be the time that a supply gap will re-appear.

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Brent Jang

VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Sep. 01, 2015 9:23PM EDT 
A new LNG project envisioned for Vancouver Island would accept natural gas via an underwater pipeline that would weave from Washington State through the Gulf Islands, according to a proposal released Tuesday.

The liquefied natural gas project, which already has the backing of the Malahat First Nation, was announced last month. The proponent, Steelhead LNG Corp., has retained Williams Cos. Inc. to build the 128-kilometre pipeline – starting with a 53-km segment in Washington State and then extending 75 km underwater.

The goal of the Island Gas Connector pipeline is to transport natural gas to the proposed Malahat LNG project south of Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.

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Andrew Duffy / Times Colonist September 1, 2015 10:20 AM

Updated: September 2, 2015 05:52 AM

The company proposing a floating liquefied natural gas plant at Bamberton has found a partner to build a 128-kilometre natural gas pipeline to fuel it.

Steelhead LNG, which is working with the Malahat First Nation, has partnered with U.S. pipeline developer Williams to design the pipeline. It will seek regulatory approval for what is being called the Island Gas Connector Project.

Steelhead intends to use the pipeline to fuel both the Malahat project and a proposed Sarita LNG facility near Port Alberni.

An additional pipeline would be required to deliver natural gas to the Sarita facility.

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