The public comment period for the Summit Lake PG LNG Project has been extended by a week. 

The new deadline is now Thursday, May 9 at 11:59 p.m. PDT

Technical difficulties were cited as the reason.

“This will allow some members of the public who experienced server issues additional time to review information and submit feedback,” the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office says on its project information website.

JX LNG Canada is seeking go-ahead from B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to build a liquefied natural gas plant at a site known as the Hart Industrial about 11 kilometres south of Summit Lake and about 30 kilometres north of Prince George.

The agencies jointly opened a comment period on April 2 and it runs until May 2.

According to an initial project description, the plant would occupy about 250 hectares and produce up to 2.7 million tonnes per year of the product and have it shipped by rail to Prince Rupert in special ISO containers for export to Asia.

It would rely on the nearby Enbridge Westcoast Pipeline for feedstock via a two-kilometre pipeline that would be constructed as part of the project. A six-kilometre power line would also be put in place to connect to BC Hydro’s Salmon Valley substation.

JX LNG Canada, is an Alberta-based subsidiary of Changchun Jixing New Energy Ltd., which is involved in the LNG and compressed natural gas sector in northeastern China.

More information and portals to provide comments on the agencies’ respective websites: BC EPIC and IAAC.