Énergie Saguenay Project

GNL Québec Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of a natural gas liquefaction facility and export terminal located in the District of La Baie, in Saguenay City, Quebec. The site of the project would be located near the Grande-Anse marine terminal (Port of Saguenay). The main infrastructures are the natural gas liquefaction facilities with a production capacity of 10.5 million tons per year, port infrastructures for marine tanker loading of liquefied natural gas (LNG), LNG storage tanks and support infrastructures. The wharf would be designed to accommodate vessels with a capacity of 100,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT). The maritime transport of LNG would take place on the St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. Between 140 and 165 shipments per year are expected. The operation would last between 25 and 50 years.

Latest update

February 7, 2022 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change issued the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
180 Environmental Assessment Decision Statement PDF (658 KB) February 7, 2022
178 Environmental Assessment Report PDF (15.2 MB) February 7, 2022
132 Draft Environmental Assessment Report PDF (15.5 MB) August 9, 2021
17 Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement PDF (8.1 MB) May 8, 2019
18 Étude d'impact environnemental (French Only) - February 11, 2019
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (838 KB) March 14, 2016
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - January 15, 2016
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - January 15, 2016
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (4.3 MB) November 16, 2015


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  • Location

    • District of La Baie, Saguenay City (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    GNL Québec Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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