(EnergyAsia, January 25 2013, Friday) — Kisault, a town located 800 km north of Vancouver in Canada’s British Columbia province, offers investors the quickest and cheapest platform to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other energy products, said newly established Kisault Energy.
Kisault, a purpose-built resource town with infrastructure and housing for more than 1,000 people, is located 140 km north of Prince Rupert port where Malaysia’s Petronas is looking to build an LNG export terminal as part of a $9 billion project to tap Western Canada’s abundant natural gas reserves for export to Asia.
With nearly 350 acres of industrial and residential land, full BC Hydro service and a deep water port, Kitsault makes both economic and environmental sense as the site for a terminal site to export LNG from northeastern British Columbia to Asia and other markets, said Kissault Energy. LNG pipeline routing to Kitsault has already been proposed by others. An export terminal at Kitsault for LNG operation will have the shortest natural gas pipeline for the projects currently proposed in that region, saving 100 to 300 kilometers of pipeline at a cost savings of C$1 to $3 billion. (US$1=C$1).
The town already has staff housing, utilities and land as well as multiple airport facilities including an unused long runway airport at Nass Camp, one hour from Kitsault and 75 minutes from Terrace. Kitsault can also be accessed by float plane, helicopter, and road. Land exists to establish a runway in Kitsault itself.
Kitsault Energy said it has begun contacting other engineering firms, energy producers, First Nation communities, and other interested parties including local, regional, provincial and federal government officials.