By: Laurie Parkinson, Biologist, BSc, MSc, UBC and Eoin Finn, BSc, PhD Physics & Chemistry, MBA International Business, retired partner at KPMG
Three lines of evidence indicate the Woodfibre LNG project will be six times (6x) larger than the public and the BC Environmental Assessment Office have been told.
Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas appears to have far bigger export plans than they are admitting.
In section 2.4.1 of the WFLNG BC Environmental Assessment (BCEAO) application, WFLNG states: "The initial search for suitable project locations focused on sites suitable for a large-scale LNG facility and potential for future expansion." When queried as to whether or not WFLNG intends to expand this project, WFLNG's Vice President Corporate Affairs Byng Giraud’s response has always been that the plant will be sized according to the available gas supply.
FortisBC appears to be aware of expansion plans.