The green light has been shining for a year but Plains All American Pipelines new marine oil terminal is still sitting in the dark.
The terminal at Pier 400, in the Port of Los Angeles, US, has yet to finalise a lease.
The budget has been the main setback. While Plains All American plans to foot most of the $575-600 million (417-434.8 million) bill to build its proposed Pacific L.A. Marine Terminal, it remains to be seen whether the port will pay for the $80 million in infrastructure improvements that it had originally planned to finance.
In related news an environmentalists petition to undo the project's approval and certification of its environmental impact report has been rejected by a judge.