Natural Gas Exports page May, 2013

This summer we expect Oregon LNG and the Williams Pipeline Company to file their applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to site and construct a massive liquid natural gas export terminal (LNG) and over 200 miles of new pipelines in Oregon and Washington.

Williams’s Washington Expansion Project would deliver North American gas to the Oregon LNG pipeline and Oregon LNG export terminal. Much of this gas will likely be extracted by hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”).

At the terminal in Warrenton, Oregon LNG plans to supercool the gas into a liquid form and send the energy to high-priced Asian markets. FERC has twice approved LNG projects in Oregon, ignoring the concerns of local residents, state agencies, and other federal officials.

To prepare for FERC’s review process, Columbia Riverkeeper will be holding events in the early summer to educate communities that would be impacted by the Oregon LNG and Williams Pipeline projects.  The first of these events will be held in Longview, WA, on Monday, June 3rd at 6pm.  Click here for more workshop info.

—  Above content courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper

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