Irvine, CA – June 24, 2014 – WesPac Midstream – Vancouver LLC (WPMV), a subsidiary of WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac), has submitted an application to the National Energy Board of Canada for a licence to export LNG sourced from the Tilbury LNG Plant owned by FortisBC Energy, Inc. The Tilbury LNG Plant has recently begun work on an expansion project, which was approved by the BC Government in 2013. The applied-for export licence would cover potential regional exports to customers such as small power plants and bunkering (i.e. fuel) for marine vessels. These customers would benefit from both fuel cost savings, as well as air emissions reductions, by displacing oil-based fuels with natural gas.
WPMV is planning a new marine terminal in the Fraser River adjacent to the Tilbury LNG Plant to accommodate exports of LNG by barges or ships. The marine terminal would be a single jetty structure providing berth space for one barge or ship, and its size is consistent with other similar structures in the Fraser River. It will be located on the site of an abandoned marine terminal in previously dredged waters. WPMV is currently conducting engineering and related shipping studies,to prepare for First Nations and public consultation, as well as various applications to government agencies.
About WesPac Midstream LLC
WesPac is a private energy infrastructure company founded in 1998 to develop, own, and operate energy facilities throughout North America. WesPac is majority owned by Highstar Capital, an independent infrastructure investment firm with a value-added, operational approach and deep expertise in energy investing and development, and WesPac Energy LLC, a private development company.