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Briefs -- PennEast, Bear Paw

Bear Paw Pipeline Corp. Inc. has registered an environmental assessment with Nova Scotia Environment for a proposed 39-mile natural gas pipeline from Goldboro, NS, to the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, Bear Head LNG, in Point Tupper in Richmond County, NS (see Daily GPIMarch 29). The pipeline would connect the facility with the North American gas pipeline network. A comment period on the EA runs through April 29. Bear Paw filed an application with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board in late 2015 to obtain a permit for the pipeline, and public hearings are to begin May 9. Bear Paw is a unit of Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd., which is also developing Magnolia LNG LLC in Louisiana (see Daily GPINov. 13, 2015).

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff plans to issue a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed PennEast Pipeline project on Dec. 16, allowing for a 90-day deadline for coordinating agencies of March 16, 2017. The project is to include 119 miles of pipeline and laterals including 115 miles of new pipeline from Luzerne County, PA, to Mercer County, NJ and three laterals, two in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey. A compressor station and eight meter and regulator stations would also be constructed. PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC is a joint venture of AGL Resources Inc. unit Red Oak Enterprise Holdings Inc. (20%); New Jersey Resources' NJR Pipeline Co. (20%); South Jersey Industries' SJI Midstream LLC (20%); UGI Energy Services LLC's UGI PennEast LLC (20%); PSEG Power LLC (10%); and Spectra Energy Partners LP (10%). The partnership is managed by UGI Energy Services (see Daily GPIMarch 22).

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