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U.S. Senators Request More Time for Scoping Comments on Oregon LNG Export Project

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have requested that FERC extend the deadline for comments on the scope of FERC’s environmental review of the Oregon LNG export terminal and related pipeline project from November 8, 2012 to January 8, 2013. The request can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....

Numerous Comments Filed on Scope of Environmental Review of Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal

Comments from a wide range of interested parties have been filed at FERC on the scope of its environmental review of the Jordan Cove Energy LNG export terminal and related pipeline project. Commenters include the State of Oregon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, environmental groups, and various individuals.  The comments can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....

BG Executive: U.S. LNG Export Uncertainty Possibly Affecting Global Gas Development

According to The Economic Times, BG Group Chief Operating Officer Martin Houston said that uncertainty surrounding the U.S. Department of Energy’s policy on U.S. LNG exports may be causing LNG buyers to hesitate to enter into LNG supply contracts, resulting in delays to gas development projects around the world.

Senator Murkowski Meets with North Slope Producers on LNG Terminal Plans

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) met this week with senior executives from BP America, BP Exploration Alaska, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil Production Company to discuss their plans on developing Alaska’s North Slope gas supplies and exporting those supplies as LNG to Asian nations. Murkowski stated that North Slope gas supplies must be priced competitively and that the window of...

Oregon Court Affirms County’s Authority to Revoke Land Use Permit for Oregon LNG Terminal Feeder Pipeline

Oregon Live reports that the Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming a lower court’s ruling that the court had no jurisdiction over the Clatsop County, Ore. Board of Commissioners’ decision to withdraw a land use approval, which permitted a natural gas pipeline to traverse the county to serve a proposed Oregon LNG terminal. In March 2011, the newly elected...

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