Our History


2001

Irving Oil applies for a permit to add LNG capability to Irving Canaport, their existing crude oil facility located at Mispec Point.


2004

Irving Oil submits an application for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the proposed LNG import facility at Irving Canaport. 

Proposed project is the first to receive regulatory approval among the many other proposed LNG projects for the East Coast. 

Irving Oil and Repsol announce partnership to develop an LNG terminal.


2005

Irving Oil and Repsol sign definitive agreements to develop an LNG import terminal and form a new company, Canaport LNG.Construction on the terminal begins in September.


2006

Canaport LNG awards the onshore and offshore Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts. SNC-CENMC is awarded the contract for the onshore facilities and jetty topsides, providing full procurement and supervisory responsibilities for the onshore portion of the project. Kiewit-Weeks-Sandwell Partnership is awarded the EPC contract for the terminal’s offshore facilities, including the receiving pier. 

Additional contracts are awarded to OPRON Inc. to construct the concrete portion of the LNG storage tanks, and to Lorneville Mechanical Contractors (LMC) to construct the steel interiors and roofs of the tanks.


2007

Canaport LNG announces plans to construct a third LNG storage tank.

Secondary Access Road is completed and presented to the city.


2009

Canaport LNG begins operations upon receiving its first shipment of LNG via the Bilbao Knutsen.

Facility is the first on the East Coast to receive a Q-Flex vessel from Qatar.


2010

Construction of the third LNG tank is completed.

Repsol signs a multi-year LNG supply agreement with Qatargas.


2012

Canaport LNG announces $43 million Boil-Off Gas project to upgrade the terminal to become more efficient and reduce its environmental footprint.


TODAY

Today, Canaport LNG is operating as an important peak shaving facility, allowing us to provide a reliable and flexible supply of natural gas to meet demand at any given time.