FERC staff will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for Southern Natural Gas Co. LLC's proposed Fairburn Expansion Project, which calls for building pipelines and associated infrastructure in Georgia [CP17-46]. The $240 million project calls for constructing two pipeline segments, a compressor station and three meter stations, and for acquiring an existing pipeline lateral and modifications to two nearby meter stations. The project would provide 343,164 Dth/d of firm transportation capacity to delivery points in SNG Zones 2 and 3. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it will accept public comment on the project through April 19.

A review of Bear Head LNG Corp. Inc.'s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in the Strait of Canso in Point Tupper, Richmond County, Nova Scotia has been completed by Transport Canada. The TERMPOL (or Technical Review Process of Marine Terminal Systems and Transhipment) review process is a technical review of marine terminal systems and transshipment sites. It is a voluntary review of the proposed shipping route and marine terminal, but mandated under a separate environmental assessment process. It identifies navigational and marine transportation-related recommendations to support a safe shipping environment. Bear Head said it will comply with all of the recommendations of the TERMPOL review.