A proposed natural gas export terminal project out of state has the support of local officials as it could benefit the Uintah Basin natural gas industry. The Jordan Cove Project is a proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal that would be located in Coos County, Oregon. The proposed site is in a Bay approximately 7 miles from the entrance of a federally controlled and maintained navigational channel used for international trade. The Jordan Cove LNG project description explains that the facility would have critical elements to optimize exports including proximity to active Asian markets, access to a reliable deepwater Port, existing pipeline infrastructure in place, and a location with little other ship traffic. The scope of the project also includes plans for a proposed 229 mile long 36-inch pipeline to transport natural gas from already established connections. Uintah County Commissioner Bart Haslem, Vernal Mayor Doug Hammond, Uintah County Economic Development Director Sylvia Wilkins, and Uintah Transportation Special Service District Director Cheryl Meier, as well as other officials from throughout Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming, left Tuesday for Oregon in order to speak at a number of public scoping meetings in support of the Jordan Cove LNG project. According to Commissioner Bart Haslem, if approved and completed, Jordan Cove would open up new markets in Asia for natural gas produced in the Uintah Basin, which would be an economic game-changer for our region. The public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is coming to a close
on July 5th.
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