LNG tankers could soon be plying the South arm of the Fraser river as the National Energy Board gives its blessing to exporting LNG from Tilbury island in Delta.
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie says his city was never consulted and he has concerns with safety if big LNG tankers are cruising up and down the Fraser.
“There has to be a risk because right across the river from the LNG plant is where they are going to be offloading the jet fuel so there has got to be a far greater risk than there is right now.”
Delta mayor Lois Jackson however has no problem with it.
“We have had that LNG plant there since the mid-60s I guess. The pipeline, the whole thing, we have touch wood never had a problem with it.”
The NEB granted Wespac Midstream the export licence to ship almost 5-billion cubic meters of LNG a year from Tilbury Island.