AES Corp.

Plans for Sparrows Point LNG terminal scrapped

Plans for Sparrows Point LNG terminal scrapped

An energy company that wanted to build a terminal in Sparrows Point to import liquefied natural gas and an 88-mile pipeline into Pennsylvania has scrapped those plans after a seven-year fight over safety and environmental concerns.

Arlington, Va.-based AES Corp. told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a brief motion that it "has decided to no longer pursue" the project. The company cited no reasons and did not respond to a phone call and email seeking comment Monday.

The terminal and pipeline drew stiff opposition from residents, local politicians, state leaders and members of Congress. Though AES won approval from the Federal Energy Commission to proceed,...