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First West Coast LNG Export Terminal Cleared by U.S. Regulator

March 19, 2020, 4:05 PM

The $10 billion Jordan Cove project, which would be the first liquefied natural gas export terminal on the U.S. West Coast in the lower 48 states, was approved by federal regulators even as it faces intense local opposition.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cleared Pembina Pipeline Corp.’s plan to construct a terminal in Oregon. The project would also include a 229-mile (369-kilometer) pipeline. But the proposal still needs a series of approvals from Oregon, which previously denied a water certificate and other permits.

The Trump administration has pushed gas exports as a means of promoting American energy to foreign ...