- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Colorado’s Mesa County and two local business groups are urging federal regulators to approve a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon.

The Daily Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1MB30eB ) reported Wednesday that the county, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership and the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association sent letters in support of the project.

The county says regulators should consider the economic benefits to “upstream” locations that send natural gas to the West Coast through the Ruby Pipeline, such as northwestern Colorado. The oil and gas association says gas prices in the region are depressed because producers don’t have access to overseas markets.

The U.S. Energy Department gave conditional authorization to the project last year but it still must go through an environmental review and final regulatory approval.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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