Summit Lake PG LNG Project enters public comment period

There is a new LNG project proposal in the north. This time the proposal is to have the LNG facility near Prince George and then ship the LNG by rail to Prince Rupert, adding to the already heavy traffic of dangerous hydrocarbons on the rail corridor. Read more about the proposal here.

There is an opportunity to engage in the environmental assessment of the Summit Lake project.  The assessment is NOT considering rail traffic on the CN line between Prince George and Prince Rupert but only looking at the LNG facility in Prince George and rail spurs for container loading in Prince Rupert.

The proponent is estimating up to 12,000 rail cars per month which is about 400 per day. This combined with the Vopak 240 cars per day of LPG, CPP, and methanol makes for potentially 640 rail cars/day of petrochemical products travelling on the CN line through the northwest.

The public comment period on the proposal is from April 2nd to May 2nd.  You can make a comment at  This is an opportunity to let the federal Impact Assessment office and the BC EAO know that we expect rail traffic to be included in their assessment of the project.

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