The losing bidder for a state natural gas contract argues that the bidding process was ambiguous and flawed and should be re-opened with a more clearly written request for proposals. Summit Natural Gas of Maine went before a state board on Tuesday to argue its case. Summit said its $150 million plan created more jobs. The winning proposal by Maine Natural Gas Corp. would create 46 jobs with a $19.3 million investment. The state asked for bids to supply natural gas to state property on both sides of the Kennebec River in Augusta. The Kennebec Journal, reports that Maine Natural Gas officials said they won the bid in a fair, if imperfect, process. The sides have until Aug. 24 to submit final written closing statements. The panel would then issue a decision.