Prince Rupert Terminal

Prince Rupert Terminal

Pembina celebrates the Prince Rupert Terminal in-service milestone
About the Prince Rupert Terminal
We are proud to announce the official start-up of our first propane marine export facility, the Prince Rupert Terminal.
​Dry commissioning was completed on March 19, 2021 and Pembina began loading propane onto vessels destined for international markets on April 9, 2021. The start-up of this facility is a major step in providing new market solutions and helping add incremental value to Western Canadian hydrocarbons.
Located on Watson Island in the vicinity of Prince Rupert, B.C., the facility is best viewed as a small-scale rail terminal, moving LPG from rail cars to vessels destined for international markets.
There is no on-site processing or refrigeration, and the terminal is limited to handling and storage.
The facility is comprised of approximately 5 kilometres of new rail ladder tracks and three above-ground propane storage spheres. Propane is offloaded and stored at the rail terminal following delivery by CN via its existing rail lines. The terminal is expected to operate at 20,000 barrels per day with a capacity of 25,000 barrels per day. Propane is the only product that Pembina plans to handle at the facility. The propane is extracted off site from natural gas supply in northern BC and Alberta and will be transported from our Redwater Complex northeast of Edmonton to Prince Rupert by rail. The project capital budget was $250 million.
Pembina’s propane export terminal in the Prince Rupert area is a welcome investment in our province. I am glad to see companies like Pembina finding ways to repurpose land to deliver sustainable development solutions. The project is creating local jobs and enhancing partnerships in the North Coast that will benefit local and Indigenous communities for decades to come.
The Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia
Facility Description
Location: Watson Island, BC
Licenced Capacity: 25,000 bbls/d
Fuel type: Propane

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