Canadian Bear Paw Pipeline for LNG Exports Gets Favorable EA

In March of this year, MDN told you that LNG Limited (from Australia) registered with the Canadian government for an environmental assessment for a pipeline they want to build in Nova Scotia–the Bear Paw Pipeline (see LNGL Applies to Build Pipeline to Bear Head LNG Export Facility). It is the first (and perhaps most important) step in getting a new 39-mile pipeline built that will run from the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline to LNGL’s proposed Bear Head LNG export facility. LNGL envisions plentiful shale gas coming into the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline either from the Marcellus region (via Spectra Energy’s Access Northeast Pipeline connecting to M&N) or from a long-shot plan to bring in gas to M&N from western Canada (see Canadian Bear Head LNG’s Long-Shot Plan to Get Gas). The “what gas will it be?” question still lingers. In the meantime, back at the Bear Paw Pipeline ranch–the Canadian government has just received a favorable environmental assessment (EA) for the pipeline project–which means the project has cleared all the major hurdles it needs to clear. The question now is, will LNGL actually build it?…

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