Houston (Platts)--1May2015/338 pm EDT/1938 GMT
Oregon's Land Use of Board of Appeals has upheld Clatsop County's decision to deny a land use permit for a 41-mile section of the pipeline that would serve a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Warrenton, near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Warrenton, Oregon (April 20, 2015): Oregon LNG, a subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation, announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued its Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of Oregon LNG’s Warrenton, Oregon, bi-directional terminal. The Notice also covers the Oregon Pipeline connector project and the upgrade of a portion of the Williams Company pipeline in Washington State.
The Obama administration is warming up increasingly to U.S. exports of natural gas after years of blocking greater access by domestic producers to the international market.
The world's top LNG buyers and producers are returning to Tokyo next week for a third round of public forums, and discussion is expected to focus on whether prospective gas-linked US supplies will still be cheaper than traditional oil-indexed contracts given crude benchmarks recently dropping to near four-year lows.