July 12, 2017 – In an article published earlier this week, the Denver Business Journal interviewed Kristi Pollard about GJEP’s support of the Piceance Basin pipeline project and Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Oregon. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“A contingent of Western Slope business, industry and elected officials met with federal officials in Washington, D.C., in mid-June to voice support for the Jordan Cove LNG terminal proposed for Coos Bay on the southern Oregon coast.

The project’s current cost estimate is $8 billion to $10 billion, project spokesman Michael Hinrichs told me.

Western Colorado oil and gas and business officials are backing the project as a way to connect northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin, the second-largest cache of natural gas in the United States, with international customers hungry for a stable, low-cost supply of gas.

‘We believe there is an opportunity to open up new markets in the Pacific Rim and export LNG to those markets,’ said Kristi Pollard, executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, one of the members of the June delegation…

If all goes well, Hinrichs construction on the project could start in the first half of 2019, with the first deliveries of LNG leaving port in 2024.”

Read the full DBJ article here.

Here’s how local news covered the west slope energy delegation’s visit to D.C.:

The Daily Sentinel “Pipeline capacity gives Piceance an edge in gas market”

The Business Times “West Slope delegation heartened by response to Jordan Cove efforts”

Newschannel 5/WesternSlopeNow.com “Grand Valley Leaders Encourage Jordan Cove LNG Project”


Read our white paper on the potential of the Piceance Basin and Grand Valley LNG export here.


Photo taken with FERC Chairman LeFleur in Washington D.C. and the West Slope energy delegation.