Pembina has decided to move forward with development of a propane export terminal near Prince Rupert.
The company’s board of directors announced the decision to proceed with the Prince Rupert LPG Export Terminal at Watson Island, the site of the former Skeena Cellulose pulp mill.
Pembina Senior Vice President Stuart Taylor says the project will mean 150 to 200 construction jobs, 20 to 30 full-time positions, along with property tax revenue and lease payments.
“We are thrilled to work with Pembina and finally get Watson Island back in business,” says Mayor Lee Brain in a news release Wednesday, “what was once the story of economic downfall and hardship is now the story of prosperity andrenewal. Getting Watson Island back on the tax roll has been the key priority of this council, and receiving this final investment decision from Pembina will provide us with additional lease and tax revenues to support community services and infrastructure.”
The $250-270 million Prince Rupert Terminal is expected to have a capacity of approximately 25,000 barrels per
day of LPG and is expected to be in service mid-2020, subject to Pembina receiving necessary regulatory
The City of Prince Rupert is holding an open house December 6th at the North Coast Convention
Centre from 4pm to 7pm about the past, present, and future of the old mill site.