Maritimes' Halifax, Saint John Lateral About to Begin Service
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline said last week that it is
placing into service about 220,000 MMBtu/d of capacity on two new
laterals. The company opened the valves on the Halifax Lateral last
week and was close to doing the same on the Saint John lateral.
Halifax will deliver gas to Nova Scotia Power Tufts Cove
Generating Station. The 77-mile, 12-inch diameter pipeline extends
from a point on the mainline near Stellarton to the Tufts plant in
Dartmouth. There are two firm service agreements in place with Nova
Scotia Power for a total of 61,600 MMBtu/d.
Construction of the Saint John Lateral is nearly complete. When
the pipeline receives a leave-to-open from the National Energy
Board, commissioning activities will begin. The lateral is on
schedule for service in later this month. Facilities for the Saint
John Lateral consist of 63 miles of 16-inch diameter pipeline from
a point near Kedron Lake to delivery points in the Saint John and
Lake Utopia areas in New Brunswick. The Saint John lateral is
designed to transport 164,000 MMBtu/d of gas.
M&NP also said it has received approval from the NEB to
build facilities to serve Enbridge Gas New Brunswick's distribution
system in eastern, western and southern Saint John. The northern
facilities are on hold.
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