Canada’s Steelhead LNG five export licences approved for Malahat and Sarita Bay project


Steelhead LNG’s export licences for Malahat LNG, and a proposed project at Sarita Bay, are approved by the National Energy Board (NEB).

The NEB has approved Steelhead LNG’s applications for five licences to export up to 30 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years from its two proposed LNG projects on Vancouver Island. The NEB decision is subject to approval of the Governor in Council.

One licence is to export up to six million tonnes of LNG for 25 years is allocated to Malahat LNG, the proposed floating liquefaction and export LNG terminal adjacent to Malahat Nation land, 8km south of Mill Bay, British Columbia. The other four licences, to export up to 24 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years, are allocated to the proposed LNG project Steelhead LNG is exploring with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations on Huu-ay-aht land at Sarita Bay, 75 km southwest of Port Alberni on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

“We welcome this decision by the National Energy Board, which represents a significant milestone for our company and our projects,” said Nigel Kuzemko, CEO, Steelhead LNG.

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