Prince Rupert Terminal

Prince Rupert Terminal

Prince Rupert Terminal

The Prince Rupert LPG export terminal is located on Watson Island, British Columbia.  The project is best viewed as a small-scale rail terminal, moving LPG from rail cars to 'handysize' ships destined for international markets. There is no on-site processing or refrigeration, and smaller volumes for storage and movement require a smaller footprint relative to other energy facilities proposed on the west coast.
The export terminal is expected to have an initial permitted capacity of approximately 25,000 bpd of propane and an anticipated in-service date in the first quarter of 2021. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting virtual shutdown of the global economy and the recent significant decline in global energy prices, Pembina made the decision to defer the Prince Rupert Terminal Expansion. Please see the following press release for more detail March 18, 2020 press release. The expansion will increase propane export capacity to ~40,000 bpd.

Contact information

Pembina values our connection with the community. If you have questions, comments, or want additional information, please contact the project team at:

Pembina's toll-free project line: 1-855-718-1575

Watson Island terminal project email:

What is LPG?

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is derived from the family of light hydrocarbons, called natural gas liquids (NGL). Recognized for its low environmental impact, propane is one of the cleanest and most versatile fuels in existence. At normal atmospheric pressure and temperatures above minus 42 degrees Celsius, propane is a non-toxic colourless and odourless gas. It becomes a liquid when cooled and pressurized. Propane is stored and transported as a liquid and doesn’t become a gas until it is used.

Common uses include household heating, cooking, barbeques and power generation.