Rio Blanco County Voices Support for the Project
On June 24, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colo., issued a statement supporting the Jordan Cove Energy Project, which Pacific Connector will serve through natural gas delivery upon federal approval. The statement highlighted the economic importance of the project not only for Oregon, but for the western region and beyond. https://www.facebook.com
Pacific Connector, Jordan Cove LNG Receive FEIS from FERC On Sept. 30, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (Pacific Connector) and the Jordan Cove LNG. Both partners formally filed applications to the FERC in 2013 for approval to construct a 232-mile pipeline that would transport natural gas from Malin, Oregon, to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal at Coos Bay, Oregon.
The FEIS is the final step in evaluating the need and potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating the proposed projects and represents a significant regulatory milestone.
In commenting on the FEIS, Walt Bennett, Williams senior vice president, West Operating Area, noted that “we appreciate the participation of all agencies and interested parties in reviewing both projects. We have worked closely with these agencies to protect and preserve Oregon’s natural resources, and we believe these projects will provide economic benefits to southwest Oregon.”
Based upon the date of issuance of the FEIS, Williams anticipates the FERC will issue the order and certificate for Pacific Connector and Jordan Cove LNG by the end of 2015.
Pacific Connector and Jordan Cove LNG will be among the largest infrastructure projects in Oregon history and will foster regional prosperity through job creation, community investment and other local benefits.
On February 6, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the project would be available June 12, 2015 and the federal authorizations decision deadline is September 10, 2015.
Right of Way and Easement Agreement:
Please click here to view a standard Right of Way and Easement Agreement for landowners.
A binder with basic information on key aspects of the Pacific Connector project is being distributed to landowners and others across the project area. An online version of the toolkit may be accessed here.