Cedar LNG (Proposed)

Cedar LNG (Proposed)

Canadian energy produced cleanly, responsibly, and efficiently
Pembina has partnered with the Haisla Nation to develop the proposed Cedar LNG Project, the largest First Nation-owned infrastructure project in Canada with one of the cleanest environmental profiles in the world.
The Project is a proposed floating LNG facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, within the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation. Cedar LNG is strategically positioned to leverage Canada’s abundant natural gas supply and BC’s growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure to produce industry-leading low‑carbon, low-cost Canadian LNG for new overseas markets.

Cedar LNG has completed initial work that has allowed regulatory and engineering work streams to be well advanced for a project at this stage. The Project has secured its LNG export license from the Canada Energy Regulator, which is currently in the Environmental Assessment process. Front end engineering and design (FEED) activities are currently underway and will continue through 2022. Early FEED work has already identified opportunities to optimize the site layout, thereby considerably reducing the project footprint and local area disturbance.

Cedar LNG expects to make a final investment decision in the second half of 2023. Subject to additional factors including regulatory and environmental approvals, the expected in-service date for the Project is the second half of 2027.

Project Highlights:

  • largest First Nation-owned infrastructure project in Canada, situated within the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation
  • 3 million tonnes per annum of liquefaction capacity that will source natural gas from the prolific Montney resource play in northeast British Columbia
  • job creation for the Haisla people, the local community and Indigenous Nations, and the region
    • Up to 500 people will be working at the Cedar LNG site at the peak of construction and approximately 100 people working at the facility full-time once operational
  • one of the cleanest environmental profiles in the world
    • the floating design offers significantly less environmental impact on the Douglas Channel coastline
    • the facility will be interconnected to the existing BC Hydro transmission system, utilizing renewable electricity to make Cedar LNG one of the lowest emissions intensity LNG facilities globally.
  • connection for Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin natural gas to international markets and will contribute to the displacement of coal as an energy source
  • long-term transportation agreement secured on the Coastal GasLink pipeline


Crystal Smith, Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation, speaks with BNN about the project


"It was important for us to find a partner with the same values of environmental protection and community-centered development. Pembina's long history of safe, reliable operations, and engagement with local communities made them the distinct choice for Cedar LNG."

- Crystal Smith, Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation