US Finalises Jordan Cove Export Authorisation
The US Department of Energy (DoE) on July 6 finalised an interim export authorisation initially granted to Oregon’s Jordan Cove LNG project in 2014 covering the export of up to 1.08bn ft3/day of natural gas as LNG to countries without free-trade agreements with the US.
The final export authorisation, the DoE said in a statement, was the first issued for exports from an export facility on the west coast of the US.
“Today’s export authorisation for Jordan Cove, the first US west coast LNG project, will ease access to further position the US as a top supplier of LNG around the world,” US energy secretary Dan Brouillette said. “Today’s issuance to Jordan Cove serves to further expand opportunities for US LNG abroad, particularly in the growing markets of Asia, and encapsulates what the Trump administration has been working hard on for the past three years – providing reliable, affordable, and cleaner-burning natural gas to our allies around the world.”
Brouillette signed the export authorisation in a virtual signing ceremony carried live on his Twitter account. Also participating in the Twitter-cast were deputy energy secretary Steve Chalk and Stuart Taylor, senior vice president, marketing and new ventures, at Canada’s Pembina Pipeline, which owns the 7.8bn mt/yr Jordan Cove project.