Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1304

Grassy Point (Placentia Bay) Liquefied Natural GasTransshipment Terminal

Proponent: Newfoundland LNG Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:The proponent proposes to construct a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Transshipment and Storage Terminal near the head of Placentia Bay at Grassy Point, Arnold ’s Cove. The transshipment terminal will provide storage and offloading for larger LNG vessels for transfer to smaller LNG carriers for distribution to Northeastern US and Canada . The purpose of the project is to provide cargo transfers and for the short and long-term storage of natural gas (primarily methane) in its super-cooled liquid state. The project will involve construction of a wharf comprised of three jetties with berthing capacity for LNG tankers up to 265,000 cubic metres capacity (345 metres long), eight LNG storage tanks with a capacity of 160,000 cubic metres each, a tug boat basin, and supporting infrastructure including an access road, office facilities and security fencing.
  • November 23, 2006 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 29, 2006 - Public comments are due.
  • January 7, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • January 19, 2007 - The Minister releases the project from further environmental assessment subject to conditions.
  • August 7, 2007 - The proponent submits the Risk Assessment Study.
  • August 28, 2007 - The Minister announced the Employment Equity Plan is satisfactory.
  • October 26, 2007 - The Minister announced the Risk Assessment Study is satisfactory.
  • March 20, 2008 - Environmental Protection Plan received.
  • July 7, 2008 - The Minister announced the Environmental Protection Plan is satisfactory.

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