Lawsuit against Petronas LNG plant in Canada continues despite cancellation

Even though Petronas last month cancelled its planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in British Columbia, groups opposed to the idea are persisting with a lawsuit against it, according to Reuters.

Malaysia’s state oil firm Petronas had wanted to build a $28bn facility at Lelu Island in northern BC and held a 62% stake in the project consortium.

But it decided to scrap the plan because of market conditions.

Environmental and aboriginal groups opposed to the idea celebrated that news.

However, on Wednesday they said they are not going to withdraw their legal action aiming to scrap the environmental permit that the facility was given by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Their reason is that they do not want the project to be revived, whether by Petronas or any other operator.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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