Canada’s Pembina has told a US appeals court it is pausing development of its proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal in Oregon and affiliated Pacific Connector feedgas pipeline to assess the impact of recent regulatory decisions that could threaten the future of the project.
The April 22 court filing came in litigation in which multiple parties are challenging the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s certificate order authorizing the projects.
Pembina’s decision comes a month after Exelon-backed Annova LNG scrapped its proposed liquefaction terminal in Texas. In February, Pembina said it could no longer predict when it would be able to build Jordan Cove, though it said at the time that it was evaluating a path forward. Pembina’s latest statement in the filing with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit did not make clear how long the “pause,” as the decision was described, would last.
A Pembina spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for further comment April 23.
[Harry Weber and Maya Weber]