Port of Coos Bay coal-export proposal ends after 18 months of work


By Scott Learn, The Oregonian  April 1, 2013   Another Northwest coal export project has dropped off the boards.   The Port of Coos Bay said today that it has ended its exclusive negotiating agreement with Metro Ports of California, which had been exploring a coal export terminal in Coos Bay.   The project was … Continue reading Port of Coos Bay coal-export proposal ends after 18 months of work

Coal Train Slowing at Port?


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen March 14, 2013  The recent announcement that two foreign investors have pulled out of the International Port of Coos Bay’s coal export proposal doesn’t mean the coal train plans have been entirely derailed. The announcement leads to even more questions, says Bob Ferris, executive director of Cascadia Wildlands, one of … Continue reading Coal Train Slowing at Port?

Dow-funded study says [LNG] prices triple with aggressive exports


by Jenny Mandel, E&E reporter Tuesday, March 12, 2013    Domestic natural gas prices could nearly triple by 2030 if high levels of exports are seen, according to a study paid for by Dow Chemical Co.   "If left unmonitored, high [liquefied natural gas] exports could prevail at the cost of the broader economy," the … Continue reading Dow-funded study says [LNG] prices triple with aggressive exports

Report could boost plans for natural gas pipeline in Douglas County


  December 6, 2012   By Don Jenkins NewsReview    In a finding that may bolster the argument for building a pipeline across Douglas County, natural gas exports would boost the U.S. economy, according to a report released Wednesday. The study, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, warned there would be “winners and losers,” … Continue reading Report could boost plans for natural gas pipeline in Douglas County

10 Coal Questions for Port of Coos Bay


Ten Questions for Port of Coos Bay CEO David Koch— Since I was unable to attend the City of Eugene’s working session, here are my top ten questions:   1- If your consultants used standard industry numbers how come your job numbers per million tons of coal exported are twice Cherry Point’s numbers which also … Continue reading 10 Coal Questions for Port of Coos Bay