Supporters of the proposed Jordan Cove natural gas export facility at Coos Bay are making a run at reversing a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denial of the project based on a number of issues. Supporters have enlisted the support of the governor and legislative leaders of Colorado who claim their natural gas fields should be linked to the west coast for exporting overseas.
Supporters say they now have project use agreements from a number of large companies who say they will commit to use the long pipeline which will cut through large stretches of Oregon over the objections of many land owners and a number of local and state government officials.
But FERC spokesmen continue to maintain that the test is on the backs of the applicants to prove the pipeline is so needed that it would justify the disruptive presence of yet another major pipeline project across the country and across Oregon. They cite many examples that natural gas use around the world is in decline and that several other American export firms are coming on line which will more than handle future demands – even for export. Here’s more in the Oregonian. Click here.