A rendition of WesPac Midstream’s proposed Tilbury Pacific marine jetty, which is supposed to serve both as a fill-up station for marine vessels using liquefied natural gas, as well as a port to export the fuel to overseas markets. (Image credit: WesPac Midstream)

Environmental assessment underway for proposed Delta LNG jetty

Public open houses being held next week in Tsawwassen and Richmond

A proposed natural gas fill-up and export jetty in Tilbury is up for environmental assessment, and the government wants input from Delta residents.

According to a press release by the City of Delta, residents are invited to the Coast Tsawwassen Inn on April 9 to voice their concerns or support regarding WesPac Midstream’s proposed Tilbury Pacific liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine jetty, which “would provide for the berthing of marine barges and carriers and the transfer of LNG for delivery to local fuel markets and offshore export markets.”

“The marine jetty will require the removal of existing abandoned marine infrastructure, the construction of a new marine jetty (access trestle, loading platform and mooring dolphins), the construction of LNG infrastructure to receive processed LNG for transfer to marine vessels, and safety and process control systems,” the city’s release reads.

On March 20, the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office formally accepted WesPac Midstream’s application for an environmental assessment, kicking off a 180-day review process that includes a public consultation period.

On the project’s website, WesPac Midstream says the project will be “a vital link in the West Coast LNG supply chain delivering low-emission fuel to a new generation of coastal and ocean-going shipping.” The company also says the jetty could be used as a port to load bulk LNG carriers bound for markets across the Pacific Ocean and along the West Coast.

The gas will be supplied by FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG plant next-door.

“The world is turning to natural gas as an energy alternative to coal and oil,” said Tilbury Pacific project manager Peter Gallenberger in a press release.

“Exporting LNG through the Tilbury Pacific jetty will help support the environmental goals of countries that lack Canada’s wealth of energy options, while also helping the shipping industry as it shifts from bunker fuel to natural gas.”

The open house at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn goes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will also be a second open house for the project on April 10 in Richmond at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport (10688 No. 6 Rd.) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the environmental assessment certificate application, visit the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office website (projects.eao.gov.bc.ca/p/wespac-tilbury-marine-jetty).



sasha.lakic@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

$500K richer in lottery win, Surrey mom plans to buy townhouse for family

‘I’m already thinking of new furniture,’ says Lea Turner

Surrey murder victim’s sister pressuring feds during election

Maple Batalia’s sister Roseleen wants politicians to improve lot of victims after killer received compassionate leave from prison

Hat-wearing suspect sought in Guildford-area taxi robbery

Man was picked up in the 15900-block of Fraser Highway then driven to 163rd Street

Surrey RCMP looking for owner of stolen catalytic converters

They were found last Thursday, along with some power tools, in an abandoned rental truck

Surrey Eagles rebound with win Sunday after pair of road losses

South Surrey-based BC Hockey League team defeates Langley Rivermen on home ice

VIDEO: “How dare you?” Greta Thunberg addresses UN climate summit

‘We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and yet all you can talk about is money.’

Pettersson has 4 points as Canucks dump Ottawa 6-4

Vancouver wins NHL pre-season tilt in Abbotsford

British man returns to Yukon to tipple his own toe in long-running tradition

So-called sourtoe cocktail is a shot of whisky with a mummified human toe in it

Poll suggests Canadians concerned about fake news, but struggle to spot it

56 per cent of respondents admitted to reading or sharing inaccurate news

Province announces $3.5 million in funding for community solutions to overdose crisis

Grants up to $50,000 will be available for municipalities working with a regional health authority

Conservatives’ plan to ease mortgage stress-test rules may raise debt and prices

Andrew Scheer vows to loosen rules around stress test and remove it altogether for mortgage renewals

B.C. mom urges patience after rude comments while out with toddlers

People asked to be better and to help each other

U.S. wrestler says viral speeding ticket video was staged

WWE wrestler Lacey Evans says she does not condone disrespecting law enforcement officers

‘Own a piece of history’: Beachcombers location Molly’s Reach up for sale

‘This is one of B.C.’s most photographed buildings’

Most Read