Nisga'a Nation, Rockies LNG and Western LNG Propose New LNG Project

The Nisga'a Nation, Rockies LNG and Western LNG announced the filing of the Initial Project Description for the Ksi Lisims LNG project with the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.

Ksi Lisims LNG (pronounced s'lisims), meaning "from the Nass River" in the Nisga'a language, is a proposed 12-million-ton-per-year LNG project at Wil Milit on the northern tip of Pearse Island near the Nisga'a village of Gingolx.

Project Description

The proposed project site is owned by the Nisga'a Nation in fee simple and is located within Nisga'a treaty lands on the northern tip of Pearse Island on the Portland Canal, west of Gingolx, B.C.

Ksi Lisims LNG will be designed to produce up to 12 million tons of LNG per year and will receive approximately 1.7 to 2.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Commercial operations are anticipated to commence in late 2027 or 2028. 

Two natural gas pipeline projects are being evaluated for Ksi Lisims LNG. Both pipeline projects have received regulatory approvals following robust environmental assessment processes and can connect resources in northeastern BC to the proposed project site. The selected natural gas pipeline will be owned and operated by a third party.

Project Process

Filing the Initial Project Description is part of the ongoing first phase of engagement to ensure First Nations, local communities and the public can work with the Ksi Lisims LNG proponents as project design is finalized and can provide input to assist the provincial, federal and Nisga'a governments in scoping the environmental assessment process. Early engagement allows the neighbors of Ksi Lisims LNG to provide meaningful input into how Ksi Lisims LNG can maximize benefits and minimize impact on the environment and nearby communities.

"Attracting an economic base to the Nass Valley has long been a priority for the Nisga'a Nation," said Nisga'a Nation President Eva Clayton. “This is why, for close to a decade, our nation has worked to attract a world-leading LNG project to our treaty lands, and why we are proud to commence the formal regulatory process for our project, Ksi Lisims LNG.”

Charlotte Raggett, President and CEO of Rockies LNG said, "Ksi Lisims LNG will provide Canadian natural gas producers with new access to growing global energy markets, and importantly, global LNG prices. We look forward to working with the Nisga'a Nation, other First Nations, governments and stakeholders as we advance Ksi Lisims LNG."

Western LNG Founder, President and CEO Davis Thames said, "Fueled by clean British Columbia hydropower and supplied by low carbon Canadian natural gas, Ksi Lisims LNG will achieve one of the world's lowest unit carbon emissions rates for a large-scale LNG export project, making net zero both feasible and achievable.

"Our floating design is central to delivering a project in a remote location on time and on budget, and we have commercial concepts we believe will be attractive to Pacific Basin customers. Together with the Nisga'a Nation and Rockies LNG, we have a tremendous opportunity to provide clean energy to the world, while creating good jobs in our neighboring communities and economic benefits for western Canada for decades to come."

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