California rejects Cabrillo Port LNG project

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has rejected BHP Billiton Ltd.'s proposed $800 million Cabrillo Port LNG project that was to be built 14 miles off Ventura County.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 29 -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has rejected BHP Billiton Ltd.'s proposed $800 million Cabrillo Port LNG project that was to be built 14 miles off Ventura County.

Australia's BHP had no immediate comment regarding what additional steps it might take regarding Cabrillo Port.

In April both the California Coastal Commission and the California State Lands Commission voted against the proposal. The US West Coast has no LNG ports.

Sempra Energy unit Sempra LNG is proceeding with plans for its Energía Costa Azul LNG receiving terminal in Baja California, Mexico. Natural gas could be transported from it into California. That plant is slated for operation in 2008.

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