Oregon

Opal-to-Malin Ruby Natural Gas System Files for Chapter 11 to Alleviate Debt

Opal-to-Malin Ruby Natural Gas System Files for Chapter 11 to Alleviate Debt

Ruby Pipeline LLC, the 1.5 Bcf/d natural gas system that moves supply from Wyoming to Oregon, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy to reorganize and relieve its debt obligations. The 680-mile, 42-inch diameter system is jointly owned by Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) and Pembina Pipeline Corp., based in Calgary. The Chapter 11 filing is “in…

April 1, 2022
California OKs Ownership Transfer in Four Hydroelectric Dams

California OKs Ownership Transfer in Four Hydroelectric Dams

Under a 48-party settlement, California regulators have approved removing four hydroelectric dams in the Lower Klamath River system along the Oregon border. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved Pacific Power Co.’s request to transfer ownership of the dams to the Klamath River Renewal Corp. Pacific Power parent PacifiCorp reached the settlement with Oregon and…

August 4, 2021
Jordan Cove LNG Timeline ‘Uncertain,’ Says Pembina

Jordan Cove LNG Timeline ‘Uncertain,’ Says Pembina

Canadian midstream player Pembina Pipeline Corp. has written down the assets for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Oregon and no longer can predict if the project will move forward, executives said last week. Pembina has logged a one-time C$1.6 billion ($1.27 billion) impairment, partly for the export project. Management cited…

March 2, 2021
Jordan Cove LNG Faces Another Setback as FERC Upholds Oregon Authority

Jordan Cove LNG Faces Another Setback as FERC Upholds Oregon Authority

FERC dealt a blow this week to the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal by denying a petition filed last year by the sponsors to waive Oregon’s regulatory authority. Jordan Cove Energy Project LP and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP had argued that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) far exceeded…

January 20, 2021
NW Natural Taking Partners for More U.S. RNG Production

NW Natural Taking Partners for More U.S. RNG Production

Portland-based NW Natural is partnering with Idaho-based BioCarbN to invest up to $38 million in four U.S. renewable natural gas (RNG) production projects.  The joint projects involve ones with a Tyson Foods Inc. facility in Nebraska to produce biomethane from its wastewater treatment unit, according NW Natural’s Scott Johnson, interim director of Renewable Resources.  “These…

January 19, 2021
Jordan Cove LNG Project Wants FERC to Waive Oregon’s Regulatory Authority

Jordan Cove LNG Project Wants FERC to Waive Oregon’s Regulatory Authority

Affiliates of Pembina Pipeline Corp. have turned to FERC to jump-start the beleaguered Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project, arguing that Oregon took too long to issue a key approval that the proposed terminal needs to move ahead with development.

May 6, 2020
Jordan Cove LNG Finally Approved by FERC on Split Vote

Jordan Cove LNG Finally Approved by FERC on Split Vote

FERC on Thursday authorized the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) project after weeks of delay, leaving sponsors to untangle remaining state-level roadblocks in Oregon.

March 19, 2020
4Q2019 Earnings: NW Natural Moving Ahead with Decarbonization in Oregon, Washington

4Q2019 Earnings: NW Natural Moving Ahead with Decarbonization in Oregon, Washington

Portland, OR-based NW Natural expects to increase by up to 2% overall utility distribution supplies to renewable natural gas (RNG) this year in Oregon and obtain regulatory approval in Washington to offer the alternative fuel as an option.

March 3, 2020
Oregon Rejects Jordan Cove LNG Request for Extra Time to Resolve Construction Issues

Oregon Rejects Jordan Cove LNG Request for Extra Time to Resolve Construction Issues

The sponsor of a major natural gas export project on the West Coast has pulled a key permit related to construction activity in Oregon waters.

January 24, 2020
Oregon Rejects Jordan Cove LNG Request for Extra Time to Resolve Construction Issues

Oregon Rejects Jordan Cove LNG Request for Extra Time to Resolve Construction Issues

The sponsor of a major natural gas export project on the West Coast has pulled a key permit related to construction activity in Oregon waters.

January 24, 2020
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