The Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corporation announced today they partnered to develop the proposed Cedar LNG Project. Worth noting, this project aims to leverage Canada’s abundant natural gas supply and British Columbia’s growing liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) infrastructure; particularly, to produce industry-leading low–carbon, low-cost Canadian LNG for overseas markets.
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Moreover, Cedar LNG will be the largest First Nation-owned infrastructure project in Canada. Besides, it will have one of the cleanest environmental profiles in the world.
Reception in Pembina
In this regard, Crystal Smith, Haisla Nation, Chief Councillor commented in a statement; “It was important for us to find a partner with the same values of environmental protection and community-centered development.”
Therefore, “Pembina’s long history of safe, reliable operations and engagement with local communities made them the distinct choice for Cedar LNG,” continued Smith. “With a strong partnership, Cedar LNG will bring tremendous economic opportunities and benefits, ensuring the Haisla people have control of our future.”
Similarly, Stu Taylor, Pembina’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and New Ventures & Corporate Development Officer, said; Indeed, “this partnership is the result of meaningful collaboration with the Haisla Nation to deliver responsibly-developed, world-class energy.”
Moreover, “we believe that environmental stewardship, Indigenous prosperity and inclusion, and mutual economic benefit are the cornerstones of future energy infrastructure development in Canada. Besides, we are honored to have the opportunity to work with the Haisla Nation to produce Canadian LNG.”
Finally, Pembina’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mick Dilger, added; “We have worked with the Haisla Nation on and off for over a decade with three different Haisla Nation leaders. Particularly maintaining a positive relationship throughout that time.”
Therefore, “I am simply delighted that this long-term relationship has led us to this tremendous opportunity to partner with the Haisla Nation finally,” Dilger continued. Moreover, “at Pembina, our goal is to leave communities in a better situation than we find them, which is what we have recently done in Prince Rupert. In brief, this project will bring a second product to global markets, consistent with our stated strategy, with more to come.”
About Cedar LNG
Worth noting, Cedar LNG is a proposed floating LNG facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. Particularly, it will be located within the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation.
According to the Haisla Nation and Pembina, The Project will create jobs, contracting, and other economic opportunities for the local community and Indigenous Nations. Indeed, up to 500 people will be working at the Cedar LNG site at the peak of construction. Moreover, approximately 100 people will be performing at the facility full-time once operational.
Remarkably, the Project will have one of the cleanest environmental profiles in the world. Therefore, Cedar LNG’s floating design offers a significantly less environmental impact on the Douglas Channel coastline. Besides, the facility will connect itself to the existing BC Hydro transmission system. Finally, the facility will utilize renewable electricity to make Cedar LNG one of the lowest emissions intensity LNG facilities globally.