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Jordan Cove Energy Project/LNG Terminal on the North Spit

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Port's Position on Ordinance No. 129

In August 2004, representatives of Energy Projects Development LLC announced they would be seeking approval from state and federal regulators to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal – the Jordan Cove Energy Project – in Coos Bay and had secured an option on Roseburg Forest Products property on the North Spit.  The initial proposal was for a single marine berth and upland storage facility, but project representatives stated that market demand could provide expansion opportunities. 

During the latter part of 2005, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay officials initiated negotiations with the Weyerhaeuser Company to acquire its property on the North Spit and approached Jordan Cove with a proposal to relocate both the vessel berth and the upland facilities to a safer, more secure site on the Weyerhaeuser land.  The Port’s intent is to have a method to exercise some oversight of the facility and to maximize the economic benefit for the community. 

Significant investment by the Jordan Cove project in a marine waterway will provide leverage for the Port to develop new cargo facilities and revitalize marine commerce in the Coos Bay harbor. 

Project Status:  Jordan Cove executed a property sale with Weyerhaeuser NR Company in August 2011 for its upland facilities. If it is successful in obtaining Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval for the project and moves forward, the Port will execute a long-term lease with Jordan Cove for use of a single berth in the proposed waterway of the Oregon Gateway Marine Terminals. The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) in December 2011, approved a removal-fill permit for the development of an access channel and the multi-purpose vessel slip.

  • On December 17, 2009, FERC issued certificates to the LNG Terminal project and pipeline project. Several parties filed requests for hearing following the issuance of the certificates.  FERC has deemed those requests timely filed and will address those requests in a future order. No date has been set for the issuance of that order. 

  • On March 6, 2012, FERC issued a letter authorizing Jordan Cove to enter pre-filing for a liquefaction project to construct a liquefied natural gas export terminal.

  • On August 2, 2012, FERC issued a notice of intent (2 MB) to prepare an environmental impact statement for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction and Pacific Connector Pipeline projects.

  • On August 21, 2012, the Oregon Department of Energy issued a public notice announcing an information meeting Sept. 11, 2012, in North Bend on the proposed South Dunes Power Plant.

For additional information about the project, go to the Jordan Cove Energy Project web site.


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