From the AP and KGW 8 Portland…

"…Northern Star Natural Gas blamed delays in the processing of state and federal permits. The company says the project would have created dozens of jobs and lowered energy prices.

NorthernStar sought the go-ahead to begin constructing the proposed LNG terminal 20 miles east of Astoria on the Columbia River.

The LNG terminal would import, store and process supercooled liquefied natural gas for movement through pipelines.

The state must know how the project would affect water flows in Clifton Channel and water temperatures in the Columbia River, said Alex Cyril, who oversees water quality permits for the state agency.

NorthernStar hoped to have the terminal in use by 2013…."




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