Development of the Oregon LNG project began in early 2004 with conversations involving local leaders about building a facility in the area, as well as an analysis of sites across the Northwest. After receiving favorable responses, the team leased a 96-acre site from the Port of Astoria and initiated a local site re-zoning process, which involved public input and the eventual re-zoning to allow for the facility.
On June 19, 2007, Oregon LNG received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the lead federal agency, to initiate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) pre-filing processes. Oregon LNG has already completed most of the local land-use processes and is well on its way to being granted other documentation required to build the terminal.
In April of 2012 Oregon LNG notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its plans to modify its application to include liquefaction capacity
The FERC permitting process is expected to take until the end of 2013 . Construction of the facility is slated to begin in 2014 with completion in 2017.
Oregon LNG has engaged local, state and federal officials and agencies as it navigated the process to build its LNG facility. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead federal agency.
Construction and operation of Oregon LNG can only move forward when all FERC, state and local approvals are in place. The following timeline illustrates key project milestones.