Pieridae Energy Canada announced last week that it will develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Goldboro, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The project will capitalize on the expanding supply of natural gas in Canada and the United States. The Goldboro LNG facility will have a natural gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG such as a marine jetty for loading. It will produce about 5 MTPA of LNG with an on-site storage capacity of 420 000 m³.
Preliminary environmental, engineering, and stakeholder dialogue is ongoing and construction is expected to begin in 2014, pending regulatory approvals. Negotiations with international energy utilities are taking place and are expected to end next year. The project is expected to be operational in late 2018.
Goldboro is adjacent to the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline transmission system owned by Spectra Energy, Emera, and ExxonMobil Canada. The 1400 km pipeline was built to transport gas between Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada, and the northeastern US. It will also be the North American export terminal closest to European and Indian import markets, the company said. Goldboro is also where the Sable and Deep Panuke offshore natural gas subsea pipelines reach the shore.