Steelhead LNG struck a pre-construction agreement with pipeline developer Williams to design and gain regulatory approvals for the Island Gas Connector Project, a proposed natural gas pipeline to Vancouver Island.
The pipeline would transport natural gas 33 miles from Williams’ Northwest Pipeline’s interconnect with Spectra Energy’s BC Pipeline system at Sumas, WA to Cherry Point, WA. From there, it would travel 47 miles subsea, landing directly to the proposed Malahat LNG Project on the island.
Steelhead LNG is exploring the development of two LNG facilities, the Malahat LNG Project, a floating natural gas liquefaction on the east coast of Vancouver Island, and a facility at Sarita Bay, BC.
Williams will design, construct and operate the Island Gas Connector Project, which as an international pipeline, will be subject to the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the United States and the National Energy Board in Canada.