FERC Delays PennEast Pipeline Final Review – Again

delayedBack in April the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) told PennEast they would extend the amount of time they are taking until December of this year, rather than this past August, to complete their Environmental Review (see PennEast Spins FERC Delay as a Good Thing – Optimism or Denial?). PennEast is a $1 billion, 118-mile, primarily 36-inch pipeline that will get built from Dallas (Luzerne County), PA to Transco’s pipeline interconnection near Pennington (Mercer County), NJ. PennEast tried to spin the news as a positive. We took it as mildly bad news. On Tuesday FERC once again told PennEast they are moving the goal posts–delaying the final Environmental Review from December to next February. Once again, we don’t think this is good news. The longer final approval (and construction) are delayed, the more likely anti-fossil fuel zealots will new ways to try and kill the project, which is their aim…

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