OH EPA Grants Permits for 5 NEXUS Pipeline Compressor Stations

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An important milestone in advancing the NEXUS Pipeline in Ohio. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued air permits to NEXUS to build five compressor stations. NEXUS is a $2 billion, 255-mile interstate pipeline that will run from Ohio through Michigan and eventually to the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada (see Spectra Energy Files Formal FERC Application for NEXUS Pipeline). It is a critically needed pipeline to move Utica and Marcellus Shale gas from an over-saturated market in the northeast to markets in the Midwest and Canada. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is charged with evaluating and approving (or not) the project. However, as often happens, various state agencies are also involved in the project. In this case the Ohio EPA can’t approve or disapprove of the pipeline itself, but granting air emissions permits for the compressor stations that will move the gas through the pipeline is important. So we celebrate one more positive sign that NEXUS will get built…

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