The proposed terminal expansion for Prince Rupert’s Pembina LPG Terminal have been deferred indefinitely, with the Canadian energy company making its announcement on the fate of the terminal plans at last weeks investors information session.
Pembina noted of ‘refreshed evaluation of market dynamics, that include customer demand, shipping costs and North American pricing’ among the factors behind its decision. The company notes that it will continue to evaluate sales options and consider future expansion as the market conditions evolve.
The Pembina facility which saw its first shipment of LPG depart for foreign markets in April of last year, is the flagship development on land leased at the City owned Watson Island Intermodal Trade and Logistics Park.
The latest data from the Prince Rupert Port Authority indicates that 137,190 tonnes of LPG have shipped through the Watson Facility so far in 2022.
Pembina has also entered into a partnership agreement with the Haisla First Nation with plans in motion to develop the proposed Cedar LNG project, that investment into a floating facility near Kitamaat is now moving into the 180 day application review phase.