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FERC Denies Re-Hearing For Jordan Cove LNG Terminal Near Coos Bay

Jes Burns, OPB/EarthFix
Looking out toward the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal site near Coos Bay.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday announced that it would not consider a re-hearing of its March 11 decision to deny a permission to build a 234-mile-long interstate pipeline that would end in an export terminal in Jordan Cove.

The letter, signed by FERC Secretary Kimberly D. Bose, stated that the April 8 request for re-consideration, filed by the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, and joined by the Wyoming Pipeline Authority and the State of Wyoming, was denied because the petitioners “failed to demonstrate the existence of ‘extraordinary circumstances’ that overcome the need for finality.”

Specifically, prior to issuing its March 11 order, FERC sent four data requests to Pacific Connector “asking it to show that the public benefits of its proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline outweighed the project’s adverse impacts.”

“In response to each data request, Pacific Connector stated that its negotiations were ‘active and ongoing’ and provided no certainty as to when it would receive agreements for the pipeline’s capacity,” Bose wrote.

To read more, visit the Coos Bay World.