Liquefied natural gas company files Warrenton application

Courtesy of United Parcel Service Inc.

Oregon LNG has taken the next steps toward establishing a liquefied natural gas project in Warrenton.

The company filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking "the approval necessary to site, construct and operate a bi-directional liquefied natural gas terminal with both import and export capability." The project would include an interstate natural gas pipeline that interconnects with existing pipelines.

The idea is that the facility, which Oregon LNG said would bring $6.3 billion in direct spending during construction, would help export liquefied natural gas as well as deliver it to coastal communities.

The proposal has backing from several trade unions.

“This project not only will create thousands of construction jobs, it will also provide a huge boost to the north coast economy," said Doug Tweedy, CEO for the NW Regional Council of Carpenters, in a release.

The Oregon Sierra Club has fought liquefied natural gas proposals for several years.


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