It looks like the federal government could exempt a major LNG development in Kitimat from steel tariffs.
The Globe and Mail is reporting that Ottawa has conceded that LNG Canada won’t be able to source domestic steel for its Kitimat Terminal.
The report says unnamed officials with the Prime Ministers office have told LNG Canada that Ottawa agrees that the project will need to be built from imported steel.
LNG Canada requested a tariff exemption to avoid an extra $1 billion that the duties would have added to construction costs.
Shell Canada and its partners are expected to make a final investment decision this fall on the $40 billion project.