Vector Project Arrives at NEB
IPL Energy and MCN Energy took the last major regulatory step in
advancing their 1 Bcf/d Vector Pipeline project last week, filing
an application with Canada's National Energy Board for
authorization to construct the 16-mile Ontario portion of the
342-mile line. An application for the larger U.S. portion was filed
with FERC in December.
The $500-million project would interconnect with Alliance, in
which IPL is a partner, and with Northern Border at Joliet, IL,
bringing Canadian gas from the Chicago hub through Indiana and
Michigan to the international border at the St. Clair River in
northern Michigan. The Ontario portion would end at the Dawn hub.
Vector said it hopes to have the pipeline, both the U.S. and
Canadian legs, in service by Nov. 1, 1999. Ontario-based IPL also
has an unspecified interest in the Millennium Pipeline, a
$650-million gas line, which, if approved by FERC, would extend
from Lake Erie to New York City.
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