Coos Bay LNG terminal moves a step closer

Coos Bay LNG terminal moves a step closer

Final environmental approval was granted yesterday for building a pipeline and port facilities for shipping Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia via the Oregon coast at Coos Bay.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it found that building and operating the gas terminal and pipeline would cause some environmental damage.

The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal at Coos Bay would be the first LNG port on the West Coast and would be linked to existing pipelines by construction of the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline across southwestern Oregon.

Final overall approval is expected by the end of this year, with a notice to proceed from the commission by the middle of next year.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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