Jordan Cove LNG ups project capacity, FERC approves pre-filing request

Jordan Cove LNG project being developed by Calgary-based Veresen filed a new request for the pre-filing review process for the LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Oregon, increasing the project’s capacity to 7.8 mtpa.

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Jordan Cove LNG’s request for the pre-filing review process filed on January 23, after initially rejecting the request for rehearing of its decision to deny a permit for the construction of the 6 mtpa Jordan Cove LNG plant and an associated 232-mile pipeline.

However, in December 2016, Jordan Cove said it intended to file a new application, after altering the facility’s design. Jordan Cove LNG withdrew its application with the Energy Facility Siting Council to build a 420-megawatt power plant adjacent to the LNG facility, reducing the infrastructure footprint.

According to the new filing, the terminal would consist of a gas processing plant, liquefying equipment, two storage tanks, a transfer line, loading platform, marine berth, and access channel.

The project also includes the construction and operation of a 233-mile-long 36-inch-diameter pipeline. It would originate at interconnections with the existing systems of Ruby Pipeline and Gas Transmission Northwest near Malin, Oregon and end at Jordan Cove’s terminal at Coos Bay. It would be capable of transporting about 1.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.

The filing also shows that the project intends to file the application on August 30, 2017.

The company also said the preliminary agreements reached with Japan’s Jera and Itochu, both booking at least 1.5 mtpa of LNG, stay in place.


LNG World News Staff