Jordan Cove Energy Project
The Jordan Cove Energy Project will meet the growing global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) by providing direct access to abundant Canadian and U.S. Rockies natural gas supply sources, primarily through existing pipeline and gas gathering networks. Jordan Cove is ideally located on the west coast of the United States, within the international Port of Coos Bay, Oregon. The Jordan Cove LNG terminal will have a Phase I liquefaction design capacity of 6 million tons per annum (mtpa), or approximately 1 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day.
Jordan Cove’s broad access to diverse gas supplies and advanced regulatory state provides our project with a distinct competitive advantage. The Port of Coos Bay offers a low cost shipping benefit for exporting LNG from North America to energy consuming markets throughout Asia Pacific, South America, Hawaii and Alaska.
We are developing the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, a proposed 232 mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline, designed to fully serve Jordan Cove’s gas supply requirements, as well as new gas supply requirements in Oregon.
Jordan Cove is owned by Veresen and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline is equally owned by Veresen and a subsidiary of The Williams Companies, Inc.
Full Respect for the Environment
By enabling further development of the natural gas industry in North America and abroad, we are promoting the use of natural gas, the cleanest burning fossil fuel, as an alternative to oil or coal.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is responsible for the environmental review process of the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. This is a lengthy and rigorous process which ensures the facilities’ design and operation does not result in any negative impacts on the environment or the surrounding population. Our completed FERC applications for the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and the Pacific Gas Connector Pipeline were filed in the second quarter of 2013.
Advanced Regulatory Status
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted Jordan Cove LNG an export license to allow the export of LNG to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. In March 2014, Jordan Cove LNG received a conditional order from the DOE to export LNG to those countries that do not have FTA status with the United States.
In February 2014, Jordan Cove LNG received approval from the National Energy Board (NEB) to export natural gas from the United States to Canada. The NEB permit allows for an export volume of 1.55 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) for 25 years, translating into 99 million tonnes per year (MMt/y) of LNG export capacity from the Jordan Cove terminal. In March 2014, matching the terms of the NEB permit, Jordan Cove LNG received authorization from the DOE to important natural gas from Canada to serve its proposed terminal.
Jordan Cove has completed its pre-filing process with FERC and filed a complete FERC application May 2013. From the date of filing, it takes approximately 12 to 18 months to receive a FERC Certificate which allows for the construction and operation of the LNG terminal and pipeline to begin.
Additional permits are required and will be in place prior to FERC authorizing construction to begin. These permits include the power plant authorization from the Oregon Department of Energy and other approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and other local and state agencies.
Veresen’s Project Partners
Veresen has assembled a qualified team of experts to execute the Jordan Cove Energy Project.
- Energy Projects Development Limited has been involved with Jordan Cove since its inception and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project including project management of all regulatory and engineering activities.
- Black & Veatch is our lead Engineering, Construction and Procurement company and liquefaction technology provider.
- Kiewit, working with Black & Veatch, is responsible for construction of the facilities.
- Vinci Energies and Entrepose Contracting are responsible for the construction of the LNG tanks.
- Baker Botts L.L.P. provides commercial legal representation.
- Dickstein Shapiro has been tasked with federal permitting while Perkins Coie oversees local and state permitting.
Marketing / Commercial Contacts
LNG demand in Asia Pacific markets is expected to exceed 300 mtpa by 2025. To meet this increasing demand, these markets will continue to look to North America for supply diversity, transparent price mechanisms, and access to proven reserves. We believe that Jordan Cove is the best LNG liquefaction terminal on the west coast of North America:
- the shortest and lowest cost shipping distance to most Asia-Pacific and South American markets;
- the opportunity to secure a long-term contractual usage under a tolling business model; and
- diverse access to long-term reliable natural gas supplies.
Veresen is pursuing strategic partnerships with potential off-take markets and welcomes industry enquiries.
Vice President Business Development
LNG Storage Capacity — two 160,000 m3 full containment tanks
Marine Facilities — single LNG marine berth and dedicated tractor tug dock capable of accommodating LNG carriers
Dedicated tractor tug dock
Federally Maintained Channel — short, 7-mile egress to and from Pacific Ocean (1.5 hour tug-assisted time)
Liquefaction — four trains with the ability to produce a total of 6 million tons of LNG per year
Gas Treating — gas processing and dehydration trains
Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Inlet — initial design capacity of approximately 1 Bcf/day
South Dunes Power Plant — combined cycle natural gas fueled plant with base-load capacity of 420 MW
Utility Corridor — transfer of natural gas and power from the South Dunes Power Plant to the Jordan Cove terminal
Visit the Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector gas pipeline websites
Did You Know?
Natural gas can be liquefied by being cooled to minus 162 Celsius, the point at which gas condenses to a liquid. Through this liquefaction process, the volume of natural gas is reduced by more than 600 times, making it cost-efficient to transport over long distances and safe to store.
Upon arriving at an LNG terminal by ship, the LNG is regasified in a highly controlled environment by being passed through vaporizers that slowly warm the LNG to return it to a gaseous state.