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FERC releases draft EIS for Oregon LNG

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Oregon LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project and Washington Expansion Project.

LNG Development Company LLC has requested authorisation to site, construct, and operate an LNG import/export terminal on the East Bank Skipanon Peninsula in Warrenton, Oregon, US. The proposed terminal includes feed gas pretreatment, liquefaction, and regasification facilities; two 160 000 m3 LNG storage tanks, a turning basin, and berth for one LNG carrier. The LNG terminal would have a base load liquefaction capacity of 9.6 million tpy and a base load regasification capacity of 0.5 billion ft3/d.

Oregon Pipeline Company LLC is also requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct and operate an 86.8 mile long, 36 in. dia. bidirectional pipeline to transport natural gas to and from the terminal to interconnect with the interstate transmission system of Northwest Pipeline LLC, near Woodland, Washington; and construct a single electrically driven compressor station in Columbia County, Oregon. LNG Development Company LLC and Oregon Pipeline Company LLC are collectively referred to as Oregon LNG.

FERC has concluded that construction and operation of the LNG terminal would result in some adverse environmental impacts. However, most of these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels with the implementation of minimisation and mitigation measures proposed by Oregon LNG and Northwest Pipeline LLC, and the additional measures recommended by the FERC staff in the draft EIS.

Once the final EIS is issued, the FERC Commissioners will take into consideration staff’s recommendations when the Commission makes a decision on the projects.

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