Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LP and Jordan Cove Energy Project, LP have received notification that the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Jordan Cove - Pacific Connector Project.
The FEIS includes a response to the comments received during the public comment period and analyzes the potential environmental impact of the project as well as the mitigation efforts required to offset any impacts. The FEIS for Jordan Cove - Pacific Connector is available online at www.ferc.gov.
The next step in the process will be for the FERC to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, which is expected later this summer. Pacific Connector and Jordan Cove originally filed their project applications with the FERC on Sept. 4, 2007.
Additionally, on April 24, 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Letter of Recommendation to the FERC affirming the suitability of the Coos Bay navigation channel to handle liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels destined for the Jordan Cove LNG terminal.
The proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project is a state-of-the-art LNG import terminal to be located in the International Port of Coos Bay in Oregon. When built, the facility will be capable of receiving LNG supplies from specially designed marine vessels, storing the natural gas in liquid form and then warming the LNG to a natural gas vapor to allow its delivery through interconnecting pipelines to the Pacific Northwest and adjacent markets.
The Pacific Connector Project is a proposed 234-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline designed to transport up to 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal to markets in the region.
The Pacific Connector Project includes interconnects to Williams' majority owned Northwest Pipeline near Myrtle Creek, Ore., Avista Corporation's distribution system near Shady Cove, Ore., as well as Pacific Gas and Electric Company's gas transmission system, Tuscarora Gas Transmission's system, and Gas Transmission Northwest's system, all located near Malin, Ore.
Jordan Cove Energy Project, LP is a limited partnership between Fort Chicago LNG II U.S. LP, a subsidiary of Fort Chicago Energy Partners LP and Energy Projects Development, LLC.
Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LP is a limited partnership between Williams Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LLC, PG&E Strategic Capital, Inc. and Fort Chicago LNG II U.S. LP.