Jordan Cove LNG alters design, intends re-filing with FERC

Jordan Cove LNG alters design, intends re-filing with FERC
Proposed Jordan Cove LNG facility (Image courtesy of Jordan Cove LNG)

Jordan Cove LNG intends to file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission following the optimization of the project design. 

Betsy Spomer, CEO of Jordan Cove LNG, said the company remains committed to the project despite FERC’s decision to reject the request for rehearing of its initial decision to deny a permit for the construction of the 6 mtpa Jordan Cove LNG plant and an associated 232-mile pipeline.

“Through feedback from stakeholders and extensive engineering work, we have designed a more efficient facility that does not require a power plant, and will reduce overall environmental impacts,” Spomer said, adding that the 2015 final environmental impact statement remains valid.

Jordan Cove LNG withdrew its application with the Energy Facility Siting Council to build a 420-megawatt power plant adjacent to the LNG facility. This resulted in a smaller infrastructure footprint.

In its statement, Jordan Cove LNG, being developed by the Calgary-based Veresen, informed that as it prepares to file for a new application, important agreements stay in place.

Earlier this year, the project has reached preliminary agreements with Japan’s Jera and Itochu, both booking at least 1.5 mtpa of LNG.

To remind, at the beginning of December, Veresen informed it will continue to advance the LNG export project and associated pipeline with plans to spend about US$30 million next year on the development.

 

LNG World News Staff

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