Who We Are
The Woodfibre LNG Project is owned and operated by Woodfibre LNG Limited, a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Woodfibre LNG Limited is the owner of the former Woodfibre pulp mill site, which is located about seven kilometers southwest of downtown Squamish, B.C.
Woodfibre LNG will source its natural gas from Pacific Canbriam Energy, a Canadian company with operations in northeastern British Columbia. Pacific Canbriam is an industry leader in sustainable natural gas production, especially with respect to water management. For more information, please visit www.pacific-canbriam.ca. Woodfibre LNG and Pacific Canbriam Energy are subsidiaries of Pacific Oil & Gas Limited.
What We’re Doing
Woodfibre LNG is a proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility currently in the pre-construction phase. Our site is near Squamish, British Columbia – midway between Vancouver and Whistler. For nearly 100 years, the site was used as pulp and paper operation, which closed in 2006. The site is also a historic village used by the Squamish Nation for seasonal fishing, known by its traditional name of Swi’yat.
Since the project was launched, Woodfibre LNG has received three environmental approvals: from the B.C. and Canadian governments, and from the Squamish Nation. Woodfibre’s groundbreaking process of consent with the Squamish Nation was first of its kind and resulted in the first-ever environmental approval by an Indigenous people in the absence of a treaty. Today, Woodfibre is proud to acknowledge the Squamish Nation as a full regulator on the project.
Clean Canadian natural gas is in high demand in growing countries where coal is a primary fuel source. Switching from coal to natural gas reduces greenhouse gas emissions by half, and eliminates 99% of toxic particulate matter. In order to get Canadian natural gas to overseas markets, it must be cooled to -162 degrees, which converts it into a liquid for shipping. LNG is stored and shipped at near-atmospheric pressure. In fact, there is more pressure in your household garden hose than in an LNG tank.
Once operational Woodfibre LNG will create over 100 full-time, well-paid jobs based in Squamish and will contribute over $80 million per year in taxes to government.
By using renewable hydro-electricity for power, Woodfibre will be the cleanest LNG export facility in the world.