natural gas exports

The Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas project is still alive, despite being denied by federal regulators last year. Canadian energy company Veresen has resubmitted its plans and are holding a new round of required public meetings this week.

Backers of the export terminal propose to build a pipeline to bring natural gas from the inland West to the Port of Coos Bay on the South Oregon Coast. There, it will be liquefied and exported to markets in Asia.

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A proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near Astoria, Ore. received the U.S. government’s blessing today to export to all overseas markets. That’s a necessary approval to make the controversial project pencil out. However, many hurdles remain.