June 17, 2019

New LNG Project Under FERC Review – Here’s How You Can Weigh In

MSCI’s partners at the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) report Pembina Corp. has proposed construction of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and its related 239-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline in the state of Oregon. The terminal would require supplies of up to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day of Western natural gas provided via the Pacific Connector’s interconnect in Malin, Ore. to the existing Ruby Pipeline system. Investment is estimated at $10 billion for the terminal and pipeline together.

Since Ruby will supply gas to this project from producers in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah, stakeholders include anyone providing infrastructure support for natural gas production and pipelines in those states.

The approval process will be vigorously contested by opponents, so EEIA urges anyone with an interest in the project’s success to weigh in with support.

The project is now under review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and is seeking public comment now through July 5. Pembina is hosting a page found here that makes it quick and easy to submit supportive comments. A summary of ways to customize your comments, support the project during state of Oregon’s review and a timetable for the federal and state regulatory process can be found here.