Aurora LNG Resumes Their Environmental Assessment

Aurora LNG's environmental assessment has resumed after it was put on hold. 

Officials made the announcement after updating the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce.

Aurora LNG's Jason Gouw says they pressed the paused button because of all of the information requests and feedback given during the public engagement process of the application.

"In a typical environmental assessment, the environmental assessment office gives two week to do that. We determined that to meaningfully respond to all of the comments and information requests, we would need more than two weeks. After about two and half months, we were able to properly respond to those comments, at least in the EA's eyes, so they could restart the clock."

He says the hope is to get a certificate by early 2018.

Gouw says if all goes smoothly, it's expected that they will have the first ship of LNG sail in the mid-2020s from the Digby Island terminal.

Aurora LNG is encouraging anyone with questions, concerns or seeking more information to contact them.