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The Jordan Cove LNG export terminal has overcome a key legal challenge, providing a massive boost to Western energy producers hoping to ship natural gas to Asian markets.
Energy Department Secretary Dan Brouillette said there’s no need for duplicative federal permitting for critical infrastructure projects and remains optimistic about American energy production despite a global pandemic and galvanized anti-fossil fuel activism domestically.
Western energy producers scored a win on Monday when the US Department of Energy issued a final order authorizing the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal (Jordan Cove) in Coos Bay, Oregon. Jordan Cove will be the first LNG export facility built on the West Coast and will link western gas producers with new markets in Asia.
The proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline project scored a major victory on Thursday after receiving approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Pipeline Authority became the latest to join the Western States Tribal Nations (WSTN) agreement this week, joining governments in the west to promote natural gas development produced in the region. WSTN formed after the release of an April report that detailed the abundance of natural gas resources in Utah’s Uinta and Colorado’s Piceance basins.