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LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS ON THE ORGEON COAST

Liquefied Natural Gas on the Orgeon Coast

Study Released June 18, 2014

Natural Gas Report - May 2014

Several greenfield Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants have been proposed on the Oregon coast, seeking to compete with LNG projects on the Gulf Coast of the United States (US) and proposed projects on the coast of British Columbia (BC), Canada. The companies behind LNG plants in Oregon claim that the benefits of locating in Oregon are two-fold. First, Oregon has the natural advantage of being much closer to Asia, with ships reaching Tokyo in nine days, compared with 22 days from the Gulf Coast.1 Secondly, in comparison with projects located in BC with similar shipping times to Asia, locating on the Oregon coast combines lower construction costs while taking advantage of existing pipeline infrastructure, requiring shorter pipelines to be built. Two LNG facilities proposed for the Oregon coast will be discussed here, both of which are partway through the application process..... Download full report.

May 2014