Veresen Inc. has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects, which consist of the construction and operation of the 7.8 MMtpa LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, OR and a related pipeline that will transport natural gas from the Malin Hub in southern Oregon to the LNG export terminal.
The application includes the elimination of a 420 MW power plant, reflects more than 50 route adjustments of the Pacific Connector Pipeline and the optimization of multiple water crossings to minimize environmental impacts via trenchless drilling techniques.
Veresen is requesting that FERC issue a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in 2018, with a final decision on both projects by the end of 2018. Doing so will position the project for a potential final investment decision in 2019 and an in-service date in 2024, the company said.
The total engineering, procurement and construction cost of both projects is approximately $10 billion.