Northwestern BC

Kitimat LPG Export Project

Overview

Pacific Traverse Energy is working closely with the Haisla Nation and the District of Kitimat to plan, construct and operate a 1.25 million tonne per year LPG export project in Kitimat, BC. The project will include the following key components:

  • New railyard to receive railcars
  • New LPG pipeline approximately 15 km in length that connects the railyard to the marine terminal
  • New marine terminal that includes a floating storage vessel and supporting equipment

The Opportunity

The supply of LPG in North America currently exceeds domestic demand and the trend is expected to continue. Asia is the world’s largest importer of LPG and their demand for LPG is forecast to grow rapidly. There is an opportunity to use this versatile fuel to support emerging economies in Asia as they transition to clean sources of energy while we continue to supply the people, communities and the economy of British Columbia.

Location
Northwestern BC

Capacity
~1.25 mtpa

Fuel Type
LPG

Operator
Yes

Kitimat has rail access, an established deep-water port and recognized shipping routes.

Recognized as an industrial town that has established workforce and supporting businesses with experience working on major projects.

Haisla Nation and District of Kitimat support the development of Kitimat as a major energy export hub to Asia.

“Liquefied Petroleum Gas” (LPG) is a natural gas liquid consisting of propane, butane, or a combination of the two. In Canada, LPG is most commonly sourced from natural gas processing.

  • non-toxic
  • courless
  • non-corrosive
  • odourless

  • gas at room temperature
  • liquid when cooled or pressurized

  • portable
  • clean
  • low carbon
  • versatile

LPG is among the safest and cleanest energy sources with significantly lower GHGs and air quality emissions of concern than traditional sources of energy.

LPG is the ideal fuel source for homes and businesses that are in remote / rural areas.

LPG is the perfect partner / back-up energy supply for off grid renewable power generation.

HEATING
BBQ / COOKING
AUTOGAS

POWER GENERATOR
AGRICULTURE
INDOOR EQUIPMENT

LPG arrives at Railyard by Train.

  • Railyard located on previously disturbed land away from residential and business areas
  • Railyard setback 30m from Goose Creek

LPG is moved via Pipeline to Terminal.

  • Route follows established pipeline corridor
  • Underground pipeline
  • Pipeline route avoids residential and business areas

LPG is cooled and stored on the Floating Storage and Offloading Vessel (FSO).

  • Land owned by the Haisla Nation
  • Zoned for Marine Terminal
  • Teminal will accept LPG export vessels
  • One Export Ship every 10-12 days

LPG Explained

Why Kitimat?
What is LPG?
How is LPG used?
Why LPG?

Location

The proposed locations of the project components have been sited to minimize interaction with with existing commercial businesses and other industrial projects.

Marine Terminal

LPG is cooled and stored on the Floating Storage and Offloading Vessel (FSO).

  • Land owned by the Haisla Nation
  • Zoned for Marine Terminal
  • Terminal will accept LPG export vessels
  • One Export Ship every 10-12 days
Pipeline

LPG is moved via Pipeline to Terminal.

  • Route follows established pipeline corridor
  • Underground pipeline
  • Pipeline route avoids residential and business areas
Railyard

LPG arrives at Railyard by Train.

  • Railyard located on previously disturbed land away from residential and business areas
  • Railyard setback 30m from Goose Creek

In the Community