Nova Scotia Seeks Comments on Plans to Overregulate LNG

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia – click for larger version (Credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday MDN highlighted the good news that the government of Canada has given its final, full approval for the Bear Head LNG project proposed for Nova Scotia (see Canada Grants Final Approval for Bear Head LNG Facility). The Goldboro LNG export facility (Pieridae Energy) is also proposed for Nova Scotia. Both facilities would use a considerable amount of Marcellus Shale gas to compress and export–so even though they are Canadian projects, they are of keen interest to us in the Marcellus/Utica region. So it was with equally keen interest we noticed that Nova Scotia is seeking comments on how the province can limit so-called greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, specifically from these two proposed LNG facilities. If Nova Scotia enacts onerous regulations on methane emissions, these plants will never get built. The government of Nova Scotia is eliciting comments on proposed new regulations (see below) from now until July 29…

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