Worldwide demand for clean energy is increasing and natural gas is by far the cleanest source of reliable energy available. Millions of homes, businesses, and industries around the world rely on natural gas imported as Liquefied natural Gas (LNG) and the supply from existing sources is struggling to meet demand.
Oregon Pipeline, in concert with its affiliated company Oregon LNG, is working to meet this demand by providing a safe and reliable conduit between the existing Interstate Pipeline System in Woodland, WA and a new LNG production facility in Warrenton, Oregon. In addition, Oregon Pipeline will provide new and more reliable interconnections between the Interstate Pipeline System and various points in Oregon's Intrastate Pipeline System.
We are committed to working with all Oregonians, including property owners and policymakers, to ensure an open discussion of Oregon's energy future.
In a long awaited report from The Obama Administration's Department of Energy, a study of the impacts of exporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the United States in Asian neighbors provides a "net economic benefit" to the U.S. economy under every scenario evaluated by the department's consultants. In fact, the report says that the benefits are even higher when export volumes grow.
The report validates what Oregon LNG officials have been saying to northwest business, legislative and community leaders regarding its proposal to build an LNG export terminal in Warrenton, Oregon.
Oregon LNG's proposal will bring additional benefits to the regional economy by creating 3,000 union construction jobs, hundreds of permanent jobs and tens of millions of dollars each year in tax revenue to Oregon and Washington state and local governments. The project also provides additional natural gas delivery infrastructure that will be a catalyst for new industrial and manufacturing businesses throughout the northern I-5 corridor as well as Oregon's north coast.
Oregon LNG's proposal will export primarily Canadian gas meaning the economic benefits come to the region without drawing upon U.S. reserves.