This approval is a significant milestone for the project and for Pembina, which acquired Jordan Cove in late 2017, and has since been working toward obtaining extensive local, state and federal regulatory approvals. The project includes a 229 mile pipeline and an LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon. Natural gas for Jordan Cove would be sourced at the Malin Hub, creating a new outlet for natural gas from areas such as the Rockies Basin.
Approval was issued by FERC following comprehensive environmental, safety and security reviews. These reviews included input from both federal and state agencies, Tribes, landowners and many other stakeholders.
Harry Andersen, Pembina's Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, said: “We appreciate FERC’s science-based approach to their review. The approval emphasises yet again that Jordan Cove is environmentally responsible and is a project that should be permitted given a prudent regulatory and legal process was undertaken.
“The FERC’s decision is due in no small part to our many supporters who have turned out time and time again to voice their support for Jordan Cove and to show that the Project is in the public interest, including in Southern Oregon and the Rockies Basin.”
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