Bear Head LNG Corp. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd., has received Governor in Council approval for a licence to import natural gas from the US and a license to export LNG from Bear Head LNG’s project site on the Strait of Canso in Richmond County, NS. The Canadian National Energy Board approved Bear Head natural gas imports and exports in August 2015 (OGJ Online, Sept. 11, 2015), subject to approval from the governor in council.
The licenses authorize Bear Head LNG to import as much as 14.2 billion cu m/year of gas, sufficient to export as much as 12 million tonnes/year of LNG. Both licenses are for a period of 25 years.
Bear Head LNG has approval from the US Department of Energy to export US-sourced gas both to nations that do and nations that do not have free trade agreements with the US.
Gas will be supplied to Bear Head LNG on Bear Paw Pipeline, which in March filed environmental documents with the government of Nova Scotia (OGJ Online, Mar. 30, 2016).