Canadian Bear Head LNG’s Long-Shot Plan to Get Gas

For some time we’ve tracked the progress of an LNG export plant planned for the eastern shore of Nova Scotia, the Bear Head LNG project. Of all the Canadian LNG export projects, Bear Head seems to have the most momentum. The project has received most (if not all) of the necessary permits it needs to proceed. But it’s not been without its bumps along the way (see Bear Head LNG Export Plant: Bad News & Good News). It had appeared that Bear Head would export Marcellus Shale gas as LNG–using gas from Spectra Energy’s Access Northeast project that would expand and connect existing Spectra pipelines, connecting them to the Maritimes & Northeast pipeline all the way to Nova Scotia (see Spectra’s Access Northeast Pipe Wins Important Approval in Maine). However, Spectra has hit roadblocks with their project. So Bear Head is now proposing a new 1,000 mile pipeline to bring western Canadian natural gas to the East Coast…

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