An Oregon agency will take three months more to decide whether a proposed liquefied natural gas plant at Warrenton meets state coastal rules.
The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/1dri3pH) the review of Oregon LNG's proposal was to be complete this week. The company wants to bring gas from a Washington state pipeline to terminal for export.
CEO Peter Hansen says the three months will allow Oregon LNG to provide information to the Department of Land Conservation and Development for a decision.
Environmental groups oppose the pipeline and terminal, citing threats to areas such as wetlands on the Skipanon Peninsula.
Daniel Serres of Columbia Riverkeeper says he believes the state agency will deny the application. He says a decision by Clatsop County commissioners to deny a land-use permit will be influential.