Oregon LNG gets three more months for Warrenton application

The group looking to site a liquified natural gas terminal and pipeline in Warrenton said it has received an extension to complete its application.

Oregon LNG said the state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development granted a “three-month stay agreement” to complete work on the group's Coastal Zone Management Act request. Oregon LNG wants to build a $6 billion liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline near the mouth of the Columbia River.

The decision means that the state has additional time to collect more information and determine whether Oregon LNG's application is consistent with regulations established through the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Project leaders expect to collect all of their required federal permits by the end of 2014, said Peter Hansen, Oregon LNG’s CEO, in a release.

Such groups as the Oregon Sierra Club has fought liquefied natural gas proposals for several years.

Oregon LNG filed its application to build the facility in July. A union representative said at the time it would create “thousands” of jobs.

The state had originally hoped to complete its work six months after Oregon LNG's application, or by Jan. 3.


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