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Gas terminal application submitted

PORTLAND, (AP) — An application for a liquefied natural gas terminal at Coos Bay has been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Jordan Cove Energy Project calls Tuesday's filing a major milestone although it still must go through the process for local, state and federal permits and faces opposition from local landowners and environmentalists.

The Oregonian reports the project planners hope to have federal approval within a year for a terminal that would export the gas to markets in Asia.

Backers say it would be the largest construction project in Oregon, taking about 900 workers more than three years. The project includes a 230-mile pipeline and a plant that would turn the gas into liquid for shipment on tankers.

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