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Woodfibre LNG Limited is working towards a Final Investment Decision in 2016, with a two year construction period beginning shortly after, followed by commissioning and regular operation.
Construction can’t start, however, until our project receives federal government approval, as well as some permitting.
The federal government recently introduced five new rules that apply to projects undergoing federal environmental assessments.
We’ve been invited to comment on the analysis of the upstream emissions associated with our project and will be going over the report and then submitting an official comment to the agency. The public is also invited to comment on the analysis during a three-week comment period which commenced this week. The deadline for written comments is March 1, 2016. A copy of the analysis is available here. For more information please visit the CEAA website, here.
Once the comment period concludes, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will render a decision on our project. Under the old rules, the minister had 60 days to render a decision. There is now no timeline for such decisions.