KITIMAT, B.C. – The Haisla Nation has recently approved a partnership agreement with Pacific Traverse Energy for the Cedar LNG project.

According to an article by the Northern Sentinel, the Cedar LNG project will be a floating natural gas liquefaction facility. It is also aiming to be the first majority Indigenous-owned LNG export facility in Canada, the majority stake being owned by Haisla Nation.

PTE says the Cedar LNG Project is being designed to be consistent with Haisla values, with a key priority being minimizing effects to the environment. To help adhere to this, Haisla Nation said the liquefaction process will be electric-driven and use air cooling technology.

Environmental assessments are now underway.

Construction is expected to require between 350 to 500 workers, with a further 70 to 100 jobs available once operational.