NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — Developers of the proposed Jordan Cove natural gas terminal at Coos Bay say they're planning a power plant to chill the fuel for export.
The Jordan Cove project was initially conceived as an import terminal. But after major finds of natural gas in the United States, the developers shifted to exports.
A spokesman for the project, Roy Hemmingway, says it takes a tremendous amount of energy to cool and condense the gas into liquid form, so a generating plant will be added.
The World of Coos Bay (bit.ly/U7Uo0M) says developers have just started the process of applying for state approval of the power plant, and few details about it are available.
Opponents of the terminal heckled the spokesman at a public meeting Tuesday night.
Information from: The World, http://www.theworldlink.com