Cedar LNG (Proposed)

Cedar LNG (Proposed)

Canadian energy produced cleanly, responsibly, and efficiently
Pembina has formed a partnership with the Haisla First Nation to develop the proposed Cedar LNG Project, a three million tonne per annum floating LNG facility strategically positioned to leverage Canada's abundant natural gas supply and British Columbia's growing LNG infrastructure to produce industry-leading low-carbon, cost-competitive Canadian LNG for overseas markets.
Cedar LNG will provide a valuable outlet for WCSB natural gas to access global markets, achieving higher prices for Canadian producers, contributing to lower overall emissions, and enhancing global energy security. Given Cedar LNG will be a floating facility, manufactured in the controlled conditions of a shipyard, it is expected that the project will have lower construction and execution risk. Further, powered by BC Hydro, Cedar LNG is expected to be one of the greenest LNG facilities in the world.

Cedar LNG received its Environmental Assessment Certificate from the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office on March 14, 2023 and on March 15, 2023, received a positive Decision Statement from the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

As with most of Pembina's assets, Cedar LNG is expected to be structured as a tolling business providing a low risk, long-term cash flow stream, and strengthening Pembina's financial guardrails. Cedar LNG is in active commercial discussions with potential counterparties, all of which are investment grade, for long-term commitments, and is working towards the signing of definitive agreements prior to a final investment decision. Cedar LNG has entered into an MOU for a 20-year liquefaction services agreement with ARC Resources. The parties are working towards finalizing a definitive agreement for 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per year, equivalent to approximately 200 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas, or approximately half of Cedar LNG's production. Work with EPC contractors on the development of the floating LNG Facility continues, and the four current workstreams – engineering, regulatory, commercial and financing will converge to position Pembina for a Final Investment Decision.

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