Coos Bay told to prepare for LNG workers

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Updated Saturday, May 10 at 5:30 PM

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- The company behind a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay is telling residents to get ready for a potential influx of hundreds of construction workers and their paychecks.

Jordan Cove Energy Project official Chuck Deister told the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce that officials are making plans to minimize the impacts on traffic and housing./p>

The Coos Bay World reports that at the peak of construction, an estimated 2,100 people will be working on the LNG facility and another 1,400 on a related pipeline./p>

Deister says a workforce camp under construction will prevent workers from inundating the local housing market. Workers are not expected to bring children and swell the school system./p>

The project is awaiting regulatory approval./p>

 

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