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NEB approves export of natural gas from Canada

LNG Industry,

Veresen has announced that the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved its application for a long-term licence to export natural gas from Canada to the US.

The exported natural gas will supply Veresen’s proposed LNG export terminal at Jordan Cove, located in Coos Bay, Oregon. The issuance of the licence to export natural gas is subject to approval of the Governor in Council.


Commenting on the approval, Veresen CEO, Don Althoff said: "This favourable National Energy Board decision is another important step forward in the development of our Jordan Cove LNG project. Our proposed LNG facility would provide western Canadian producers with access to large, new markets, primarily using existing natural gas infrastructure and our project is well-positioned to generate long-term benefits for the energy industry."

The NEB permit allows for an export volume of 1.55 billion ft3/d for 25 years, which equates to 9 million tpa of LNG export capacity from the Jordan Cove terminal. While the initial liquefaction design capacity of the Jordan Cove facility is 6 million tpa, an expansion to 9 million tpa is possible.

Pipeline transportation

To reach the Jordan Cove facility, natural gas from western Canada will be transported via existing pipeline and gas gathering networks to the Malin trading hub in southern Oregon. From Malin, the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (Pacific Connector) will transport natural gas to the Jordan Cove liquefaction terminal. Pacific Connector is a proposed 232-mile, 36-inch pipeline owned by Veresen and The Williams Companies.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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