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Liquefied NaturaL Gas – the riGht soLutioN                                              TERMINAL fAcTs
to GrowiNG eNerGy Needs                                                                 n   Optimum location at the mouth
Demand for natural gas is growing across the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon.           of the Columbia River for safety
Utilities need it to supply their electricity generating plants, and Oregonians rely        and security
on it to heat their homes and businesses. Almost all natural gas used in Oregon         n   Oregon LNG project will process
                                                                                            up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per
comes from Canada and the Rocky Mountain states, but Canada is reducing
                                                                                            day of natural gas
exports, and the Rocky Mountain region is sending more gas elsewhere. Based
                                                                                        n   The project will serve Oregon
on these trends, Oregon will need new supplies to meet the future needs
                                                                                            and other Western states
of its residents, industry and economy.
                                                                                            through a new 120-mile pipeline

Oregon LNG’s liquefied natural gas import facility will help meet this demand by
providing communities, utilities and industries with a reliable, clean energy supply.   bENEfITs
                                                                                        n   A $1 billion investment in the
                                                                                            local and regional economy
                                                                                        n   50 to 75 family wage jobs
                                                                                        n   500 construction jobs over a
                                                                                            three-year period

                                                                                        GuIdING PRINcIPLEs

                                                                                        n   Build a safe facility and pipeline

                                                                                        n   Minimize environmental and
                                                         Astoria                            cultural impacts
                            Oregon LNG
                            Terminal Site
                                                                                        n   Listen to input provided by
                                                                                            the public
                                                                                        n   Treat everyone fairly and
                                                                                        n   Follow local and state rules
                                                                                            and processes
Project overview                                                                        n   Communicate effectively
Oregon LNG plans to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas import facility
located on the Skipanon Peninsula in Warrenton, Oregon. The Oregon LNG project          Oregon LNG project-related links:
has been designed to include a marine receiving terminal, three full-containment,
160,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks, and facilities to support ship berthing
and cargo offloading.                                                         
The terminal will operate as a tolling facility, leasing regasification capacity to
industry partners. Oregon Pipeline, an affiliated company, is planning the    
construction of a 120-mile pipeline, which will connect to the regional pipeline
hub in Molalla, Oregon.                                                       

Oregon LNG remains committed to an open, collaborative development process.


a market w i t h s t r oN G f uN da m e Nta L s
n The Pacific Northwest has a predictable seasonal demand for heating as well as industrial and
   commercial load to maintain a steady baseload. The region has adequate year-round demand
   to accept Oregon LNG’s entire delivery capacity, which is planned to be up to 1.5 billion cubic
   feet per day.
n While storage facilities are scarce in the Western U.S., there are two storage facilities located
   within reasonable distance of the proposed Oregon LNG terminal site.
n Through complex simulations, Oregon LNG has determined that its terminal will be able to
   accommodate any size tanker, including the newest 266,000 m3 Q-Max.
n Supply from the Rocky Mountain gas basin is limited by pipeline capacity to the Pacific Northwest.

n The Oregon LNG terminal is strategically located at the mouth of the Columbia River on the
   Oregon coast. This location eliminates the need for LNG vessels to cross under bridges or pass
   the urban waterfront of Astoria, Oregon, avoiding the logistical issues and controversy
   associated with other proposed upriver locations.

a dvaNtaG e s f o r o r eGo N
n By importing LNG, Oregon’s natural gas market will become more competitive, reducing the
   costs of natural gas.
n The availability of additional natural gas resources will allow Oregon and other Western states
   to reduce dependence on polluting coal, which currently makes up 42 percent of Oregon’s
   electric energy supply.
n Oregon LNG has believed in local community engagement from the start, involving local
   residents and leaders in making decisions and gaining support.

n Development of the Oregon LNG project began in early 2004 with conversations involving local
   leaders about building a facility in the area, as well as an analysis of sites across the Northwest.
n After receiving favorable responses, the team leased a 96-acre site from the Port of Astoria and
   initiated a local site re-zoning process, which involved public input and the eventual re-zoning
   to allow for the facility.
n On June 19, 2007, Oregon LNG received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory
   Commission (FERC) to initiate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) pre-filing processes.
n Oregon LNG has already completed most of the local land-use process and is well on its way
   to being granted other documentation required to build the terminal. The FERC permitting
   process is expected to take 18 to 24 months, with construction of the facility beginning in 2010.

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