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Media statement - March 14, 2023

TC Energy congratulates the Haisla Nation on the approval of Cedar LNG’s Environmental Assessment Certificate

TC Energy congratulates Blueberry River First Nations on historic agreement


TC Energy applauds today’s decision by the B.C. Government to approve the Haisla Nation’s Cedar LNG Project.

We congratulate Chief Councillor Crystal Smith and the Haisla Nation on moving closer to realizing this visionary project. The Cedar LNG Project will advance Indigenous-led economic development and reduce global emissions.”

Bevin Wirzba
President, Coastal GasLink; and Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Group Executive, Canadian Natural Gas and Liquids Pipelines, TC Energy

Cedar LNG will be the first Indigenous-majority-owned LNG export facility in Canada. The Haisla Nation is building a path forward for economic independence and meaningful reconciliation through their hard work, vision, and leadership.

TC Energy is honoured to support them in this journey by delivering natural gas to their facility through Coastal GasLink. We look forward to being equity partners on Coastal GasLink as well, with the Haisla Nation as part of the Indigenous groups that have signed equity option agreements to own part of the project.

LNG exported from Cedar LNG will help end Asia’s reliance on coal-fired power plants, drastically improving air quality for billions of people. With its hydroelectric-powered design, the Project will also be one of the lowest emission intensity producers of LNG globally.

This announcement coincides with the B.C. Government’s new framework for future liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the province. We are carefully reviewing what this means for TC Energy and the industry as a whole.

Cedar LNG represents an innovative solution to the world’s demand for energy security and sustainability. The Haisla Nation is looking beyond their borders by pursuing solutions that will transform their community and have the greatest impact globally. We are proud to stand with them during this significant milestone.