Cullen Gives Proposed Propane Export Terminal Big Thumbs Up
Prince Rupert, B.C. – Nathan Cullen is pleased with AltaGas’s decision to move forward with the construction of a propane gas export terminal on Ridley Island, off Prince Rupert.
“It’s really encouraging to see a sound development project given a positive decision in the Northwest,” said the Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP. “This is particularly good news for Prince Rupert and Port Edward.”
The Ridley Export Terminal is expected to be the first propane export facility on the west coast (see previous story here).
The terminal is designed to ship 1.2 million tonnes of propane per year and is estimated to cost approximately $400 million – $500 million.
Construction is expected to begin sometime early this year and be completed by the first quarter of 2019.
“This project will provide many employment opportunities for people across the north and BC. I congratulate AltaGas for committing to project in the Northwest. It is my hope that this announcement will help to stimulate further opportunities for communities in the region.”
The construction is expected to provide 200-250 jobs during the construction phase and 40-50 permanent jobs upon completion.