RICHMOND, B.C. – Here is a timeline for the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project:
Feb. 19, 2013: Pacific NorthWest LNG submits its project description to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
April 29, 2013: Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. agrees to buy 10 per cent of the liquefied natural gas that would be produced from Pacific NorthWest LNG over at least 20 years. This marks the first secure buyer for the project’s LNG.
July 5, 2013: Pacific NorthWest LNG applies to the National Energy Board for a licence to export up to 19.68 million tonnes of LNG annually for 25 years, beginning in 2019.
Dec. 16, 2013: The NEB grants Pacific NorthWest LNG a licence to export up to 22.2 million tonnes of LNG annually for 25 years.
Feb. 28, 2014: Pacific NorthWest LNG submits its environmental impact statement to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
March 26, 2014: The federal government approves Pacific NorthWest LNG’s export licence.
June 11, 2015: In its final investment decision, Pacific NorthWest LNG announces it will proceed with the project as long as it satisfies two conditions: approval of a project development agreement by the B.C. legislature and clearing the federal environmental assessment review process.
July 21, 2015: The B.C. government passes legislation that ratifies a project development agreement with Pacific NorthWest LNG.
March 21, 2016: The federal government grants the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency more time to review the project.
Sept, 27, 2016: The Trudeau government gives conditional approval to the project.