With massive natural gas reserves buried in the north of the province, B.C. is sitting on a wealth of opportunity—specifically, the opportunity to export excess reserves to Asian markets in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG). A standout among the players looking to build B.C.’s export capacity is LNG Canada, a joint-venture company comprised of four global energy companies with substantial experience in LNG: Shell, PetroChina, KOGAS and Mitsubishi Corporation. Together, they are proposing to design, build and operate an LNG export terminal in the northern coastal municipality of Kitimat, in the traditional territory of the Haisla First Nation.
 
LNG Canada is uniquely positioned to build B.C.’s LNG export industry because of the world-class technical expertise it brings to producing, storing, shipping and selling gas, along with the access to markets that comes from its group of partners. Moreover, LNG Canada is committed to building the industry for the benefit of local communities and the province as a whole—from the creation of thousands of jobs during construction and hundreds of permanent jobs during operations, to municipal and provincial tax revenue to fund increased public services and new infrastructure.
 
To that end, LNG Canada is dedicated to community engagement: building strong relationships through participation in community events, considering local knowledge and concerns throughout the planning process and sharing regular updates with the public. LNG Canada has also made a strong practice of investing directly in the Kitimat community, including the purchase of vital new equipment for the Kitimat Marine Rescue Society, the Kitimat Fire and Rescue Services Department and the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation, as well as funding scholarships for local trades students. Project leaders consult closely with members of the community and local First Nations in order to prioritize LNG Canada’s contributions to best serve the residents of Kitimat.