GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project is designed to allow Western Colorado natural gas producers to supply their product to Asian markets. While the project has had a rocky past, an application was officially submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Tuesday, September 26.
The project would be based in Coos Bay, Oregon, and would take natural gas from Western Colorado and put it on the global market to be traded with countries like Japan.
Those with the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association said this is the most important energy infrastructure project in the Western part of the United States. They hope it will be approved soon, because they said it's a huge opportunity for natural gas producers here on the Western Slope. "The ability to ship our product overseas in a way we never had before will change how, as a community, we see ourselves. Our energy products here that we produce, will be having an impact clear across the world in places that we also care about," said David Ludlam, the executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association.
The project still must go through rounds of public comments and be approved by the FERC, so as more details become available, News Channel Five will keep you updated on this project.