Steelhead LNG have inked an agreement, along with nailing down a long-term lease, for a potential LNG facility near Mill Bay.

The two sides confirmed their plans today for a proposed facility…following weeks of speculation about an LNG project after the band acquired land in Bamberton last month.

Malahat CEO Lawrence Lewis says they are already looking at ways to ensure the project creates jobs for locals…band members as well as islanders.

Steelhead is also eyeing another potential LNG facility southwest of Port Alberni. The Vancouver-based company is working with a different First Nation on that venture.