Colorado Officials Gather in Oregon to Help Push Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Western Colorado officials will travel to Coos Bay, Oregon next week in order to help push a pipeline project that would carry natural gas from the Piceance Basin in Colorado to markets along the Pacific Rim.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the project is estimated at $5.3 billion and includes a pipeline that would run to an export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had rejected the project back in the spring, so officials in Colorado and Oregon are hoping their gathering would help to encourage FERC to reconsider the project and approve it this time around.

Officials are also pressing for an approval on the project after the Canadian government approved the Pacific NorthWest LNG project that is also competing for the markets in China, Korea, Japan, and other nations in the Pacific Rim.

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
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