RIFLE — A representative for a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Oregon is hoping to fire up project supporters in Colorado as the project heads for reconsideration by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Michael Hinrichs, spokesman for the Jordan Cove project, said at the quarterly Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum meeting Thursday that the bipartisan support to date for the project in Colorado is “amazing.”

“That is now having influence in Washington, D.C. It has influence back in Oregon,” he said.

He said he hopes the project continues seeing that support from Colorado over the next 18 months of the permitting process.

“I know that sounds like a long time, but stick with us because it is a big opportunity,” he said.

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