Parties Stake Out Sides in California Offshore Terminal Debate

Despite strong education efforts by BHP Billiton, the proponent of the Cabrillo Port LNG terminal offshore Oxnard, CA, a significant number of people appear to still oppose the project on environmental grounds.  Oxnard’s mayor even has indicated recently that the city will consider suing in order to put a halt to the proposal.  Nonetheless, BHP Billiton continues to conduct outreach in nearby communities to educate citizens about the benefits of offshore LNG.  A spokeswoman for the company noted that “Liquefied gas is not coming to shore, only natural gas is.”  Yesterday’s Ventura County Star has more on the BHP Billiton terminal and the other proposed offshore California LNG facilities. [Free registration necessary]

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