Trudeau’s government expects legal challenges to its decision.
Selling midstream interest, water infrastructure and long-dated inventory are among the options for the Permian pure-play.
Pipeline costs, improving the FLNG technology and management of early and late-stage output at a field would all be factors in determining whether FLNG might be viable for other gas developments, Shell Australia Chair Zoe Yujnovich said.
One employee of a third party contractor involved in the work was injured in the explosion.
Analysts at Height Capital Markets in Washington said they expect environmental groups will challenge the land exchange but still expect the pipe to enter service in the second half of 2020.
The booming US LNG industry are increasingly seeking other markets as a second wave of LNG project construction begins.