Douglas Channel Gas Services, on behalf of Douglas Channel Energy Partnership (DCEP), plans to construct and operate a small scale natural gas liquefaction facility on the west bank of the Douglas Channel, within the District of Kitimat and the asserted traditional territory of the Haisla Nation. The purpose of the DCEP Project is to export natural gas from northeastern British Columbia gas fields to Asian markets. Douglas Channel

The benefits of the
Project include
the following:

The Project will make use of currently unused natural gas pipeline transmission capacity on the existing PNG system, providing significant benefits to existing consumers who should see their rates drop as operating costs are spread across a larger base of volumes.

DCEP is a small-scale project that uses proven technology to produce one LNG cargo per month. The overall philosophy and engineering design of the facility has been to utilize proven, safe and reliable technology within a compact plat footprint, thereby minimizing environmental impacts.

Through arrangements with the BC LNG Export Co-Operative, the Project will provide natural gas producers in Western Canada with new market opportunities while meeting consumer demand for natural gas in the world market by providing Asian buyers the opportunity to access plentiful natural gas supplies from Western Canada in the form of exported LNG.

This unique project will utilize existing natural gas pipeline capacity from Pacific Northern Gas (PNG). DCEP will install a barge-based Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, along with an LNG carrier berth and nominal onshore facilities. New infrastructure will be provided to transport natural gas from the terminus of the existing PNG facilities, along with electrical power from BC Hydro’s Minette substation, to the project site.

Feed gas supplies will be sourced from producers in British Columbia and Alberta. Once converted into LNG at the project site, the product will be exported (utilizing transport vessels operating on behalf of exporters) to international gas markets, enabling Western Canadian natural gas producers to gain access to new market opportunities.

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