US Authorizes Exports From Jordan Cove LNG Project

The US approved construction and operations for the Jordan Cove project in March; first gas is anticipated in 2024

Jordan Cove LNG

The US Department of Energy issued a final long-term order authorizing liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from Pembina’s proposed $10-billion Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Under the order, Pembina will be able to export up to 1.08 Bcf/D of natural gas as LNG. The natural gas will be sourced from the US and Canada, and will be liquefied at the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal. The LNG will be exported by vessel to any country with which the US does not have a free trade agreement and with which trade is not prohibited by US law.

The US conditionally approved exports from the proposed terminal in 2014.

Construction and operations for the terminal, along with the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (PCGP), were approved by US regulators in March 2020, making it the first West Coast natural gas export facility to be approved in the US.

The proposed project includes marine facilities, two LNG storage tanks with a total storage capacity of 320,000 m3, five 1.5-mtpa liquefaction trains, and gas-treating facilities. The 229-mile PCGP would transport natural gas from existing interstate natural gas pipelines near Malin, Oregon, to the Jordan Cove terminal.

First gas from the project is anticipated in 2024.