Tuesday, April 10, 2007

State Lands Commission Sinks Cabrillo Port.

The State Lands Commission last night effectively killed the Cabrillo Port project by refusing to grant a lease for the pipeline that would connect the facility with the gas distribution network on shore.

While other LNG projects are proposed and in various stages of development, Cabrillo Port was the farthest along and by far the most high profile.

A BHP Billiton spokesperson stated that the company "was committed to the process" but it's unclear what that means exactly.

Gov. Schwarzenegger renewed his support for LNG but is refusing to take a position on the State Lands Commission's vote on Cabrillo Port.

Proposed Off-Coast LNG Terminal Rejected By Commission [AP]