Oregon LNG is a liquefied natural gas project that would bring more than $50 million in new annual tax revenues to Clatsop County, while creating thousands of direct and indirect construction and operating jobs. Oregon LNG is currently working through federal, state, and local permitting processes with the expectation of construction beginning in 2015 and full operation by early 2019.
The $6 billion project will include an LNG export terminal located in Warrenton, Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River, and a natural gas connector pipeline to bring largely Canadian natural gas from an existing pipeline in Washington State to the terminal site. Terminal and pipeline are both designed to the highest environmental and safety standards. The project will produce up to 9 million metric tones of LNG annually using the cleanest and most energy efficient, all-electric production process.
New technologies have unlocked abundant supplies of natural gas across North America. These reliable, secure new supplies of this cleaner burning fuel can power new manufacturing and industrial facilities along pipeline routes, creating new jobs. The surplus can be sold to other countries, particularly in Asia, that want it in part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their current power generation facilities. Exporting a small portion of North American natural gas creates many more jobs and further boosts our economy.
What’s required is a terminal to liquefy the natural gas and load it on ships, along with a connecting pipeline convenient to both the North American supplies and Asian markets. Clatsop County, Oregon is a perfect location for this liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
Here are some of the ways the Oregon LNG project would benefit nearby communities:
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