WORKING TOGETHER:
Steelhead LNG and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations are jointly developing the proposed Kwispaa LNG project at Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island. The proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility will be located on Huu-ay-aht First Nations-owned land. In March 2017, Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ citizens voted 70 per cent in favour of continuing to explore Kwispaa LNG with Steelhead LNG in a community referendum. Kwispaa LNG is the only Canadian LNG project being developed through a co-management relationship between industry and First Nations.

LOCATION:
The proposed project is located on approximately 475-hectares of Huu-ay-aht First Nations-owned land, about 10 km north of Bamfield, in the Alberni Inlet.

GAS SUPPLY:
The feed gas for the facility will be Canadian natural gas from northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta. It’s the same clean-burning natural gas used every day in Canadian homes for heating and cooking. Canada’s natural gas reserves are expected to meet the country’s projected domestic and export needs for at least the next 100 years. [1]

PIPELINE SOLUTION:
The proposed project could use a combination of existing and new pipelines and right-of-ways to transport the gas from northeastern BC and northwestern Alberta to the Kwispaa LNG facility, supporting significant employment and other economic opportunities in those regions.

EXPORT LICENSE:
The National Energy Board (NEB) granted Steelhead LNG four export licenses (up to 24 million tonnes per annum) to export liquefied natural gas for 25 years. NEB export licenses are granted based purely on supply and demand of natural gas in Canada to ensure there are adequate reserves of natural gas to meet domestic needs for many years to come.
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REFERENCES:
[1] Natural Resources Canada

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