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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

Oregon Sued for Rejecting Decarbonization Ballot Measures

A complaint has been filed in an Oregon court alleging Secretary of State Bev Clarno abused her power and lacked legal reasoning in rejecting two proposed ballot measures aimed at encouraging the state to use electricity from carbon-free sources and renewable sources for all retail electricity by 2045.

January 14, 2020
After Merger Failure, Avista Reports Growth in Pacific Northwest

After Merger Failure, Avista Reports Growth in Pacific Northwest

Now that the dust has settled from an aborted merger with Hydro One Ltd., natural gas and power distributor Avista Corp. has found solace in lowering its utility costs and finding customer growth in the Pacific Northwest, retiring CEO Scott Morris said during a second quarter conference call.

August 9, 2019

Oregon Law Could Expand Future Use of Renewable Natural Gas

NW Natural views legislation signed in Oregon last month as a way to further decarbonize its natural gas distribution system, which is the state’s largest.

August 9, 2019
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