During the course of Jordan Cove's four year federal and state permitting and review process a number of questions were generated by the public and agencies. Jordan Cove engaged the services of independent experts to produce reports to directly answer these important topics. While all of the studies can be accessed in the Jordan Cove docket on the FERC website, the major studies are also included here for easy reference.
An Economic Impact Analysis of Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Operations
ECONorthwest, March 6, 2012 - This report analyzes the impact that operating an LNG terminal at Coos Bay and the associated natural gas pipeline will have on jobs, output and personal incomes in Coos County, Southwest Oregon and the entire state.
An Economic Impact Analysis of the Construction of an LNG Terminal and Natural Gas Pipeline in Oregon
ECONorthwest, March 6, 2012 - This report analyzes the impact that constructing and operating an LNG export terminal at Coos Bay and an associated natural gas pipeline will have on jobs, output and personal incomes in Coos County, Southwest Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Upstream Economic Contributions of the Jordan Cove Energy Project
ECONorthwest, February 29, 2012 - This report analyzes the impact that operation of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal at Coos Bay will have on jobs, output, severance taxes and personal incomes for the region and industry sectors providing the incremental natural gas production needed to meet the facilities export requirements.
Effect of the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s LNG Exports on United States Balance of Trade 2018-2045
ECONorthwest, February 28, 2012 - This report analyzes the beneficial impact that the export of LNG from the Jordan Cove terminal at Coos Bay will have of the United States Balance of Trade from the first full year of operation, 2018, through the proposed 25 year term of DOE export authority.
Jordan Cove LNG Export Project Market Analysis Study
Navigant Consulting, January 2012 – Navigant developed four scenarios to model realistic circumstances under which Jordan Cove LNG exports occur. These scenarios were designed to test the potential effect that the Jordan Cove LNG export project may have on prices given certain assumptions regarding future supply, demand, infrastructure development and economic activity.
Pacific Connector Pipeline Needs Assessment
Navigant Consulting, February 2012 – Navigant analyzed the effects that the Pacific Connector would have on the natural gas markets at Malin and Sumas and on the gas market for the Pacific Northwest in general and Oregon in particular.
Whitepaper: Analysis of the EIA Export Report ‘Effect of Increased Natural Gas Exports on Domestic Energy Markets’ dated January 19, 2012
Navigant Consulting, February 13, 2012 - Navigant assessed the reasonableness of the scenarios used by the EIA to assess market impacts on the U.S. Gulf Coast from LNG exports originating from the U.S. Gulf Coast. Navigant further assessed the relevance of the EIA study results to the Pacific Northwest and the Jordan Cove project in particular.
Report on the Zooplankton Sampling Adjacent to the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal
The introduction of LNG vessels into Coos Bay will result in ballast water being withdrawn from the bay as each LNG vessel discharges its cargo at the Jordan Cove terminal. Because there was only scant data available about the types and quantity of marine organisms occupying Coos Bay in the vicinity of the Jordan Cove terminal, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) of the University of Oregon was contracted to conduct a multi-year study to gather samples and provide analysis of the marine organisms adjacent to the Jordan Cove LNG terminal. This study would characterize the marine organism populations as well as quantify the impact that ballast water withdrawal would have on the mortality to the marine organism populations. This report provides the results of the investigations undertaken during the first year of the study, July 2009 - June 2010.
Site-Specific Tsunami Modeling at the Jordan Cove LNG Facility, Coos County, Oregon
Yinglong Joseph Zhang, Ph.D., Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP), Oregon Health and Science University, September 25, 2008 – The entire Pacific shoreline in the states of Oregon and Washington is susceptible to inundation as a result of tsunami waves generated throughout the Pacific Basin. Jordan Cove commissioned the Oregon Health and Science University to utilize the most current seismic, wave propagation and surface mapping tools to model tsunami impacts on the LNG terminal site and to provide this data to the Oregon Department of Geology and Minerals Industries to allow updating of Coos Bay area tsunami inundation maps.
Moore Information Survey of Southwest Oregon Voter Opinions on the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline
Survey Conducted October 21-22, 2008 – This survey conducted 400 interviews of representative voters in the four counties of southwestern Oregon that will be directly impacted by either the Jordan Cove LNG terminal or the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.