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Petronas may consider relocating Pacific NorthWest LNG project

Pacific NorthWest LNG

Opponents to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG say the project could increase GHGs and destroy a critical salmon habitat. 

Planned Pacific NorthWest LNG could be moved to cut costs, address environmental concerns

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s state-owned oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd may consider relocating the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal project, state news agency Bernama said on Monday quoting Chairman Mohamad Sidek Hassan.

He said the company, better known as Petronas, would relocate the $27 billion project if the Canadian authorities find the move necessary.

Petronas holds a majority stake in the project, which has come under fire from environmental groups and aboriginal communities who say it will increase greenhouse gas emissions and destroy a critical salmon habitat.

Media reports said that Petronas had identified a new location for the plant to cut costs and address environmental concerns.

(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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