Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval for its Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.
Jordan Cove, located in Oregon, will be the first natural gas export facility to be built on the US west coast.
The project will include two 160,000m3, full-containment LNG storage tanks and a 370km pipeline which will span four counties and lead to an LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon.
It is expected the $10 billion project will come online in 2025, producing around 7.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum.
The natural gas will be sourced at the Malin Center Natural Gas Hub, which currently serves California and other western markets.
Pembina purchased Jordan Cove at the end of 2017 and over the years has obtained many of the local, state and federal regulatory approvals needed for finalising the project. The company has also liaised with private property owners to put in place voluntary easement agreements making up 77 per cent of the project’s proposed route, granting the company permission to build the pipeline within this location.
Harry Andersen, senior vice president and chief legal officer of Pembina, says: ‘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.’