The proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon and the associated 229-mile natural gas pipeline have been cancelled. The action was announced in a December 1 filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting that the agency vacate the project’s authorization.
The Jordan Cove project was originally proposed in 2004 to serve an American market with nature gas from Canada. The project was later repurposed as a project to serve Asian markets. Environmental groups and landowners have tirelessly fought the proposed LNG facility and the pipeline since its inception 17-years ago.
In its filing with FERC, the project’s sponsor, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, stated:
“Applicants remain concerned regarding their ability to obtain the necessary state permits in the immediate future in addition to other external obstacles. Accordingly, JCEP and PCGP hereby respectfully request that the Commission vacate the authorizations issued in the Authorization Order.”