After spending years advancing a Canadian east coast LNG project, Bear Head Energy Inc. is officially moving forward with a hydrogen facility as a zero-carbon fuel of the future.

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Houston-based Buckeye Partners LP last May completed its takeover of the Bear Head liquefied natural gas project in Nova Scotia. At the time, Buckeye had outlined plans to remake the dormant gas export project into “a large-scale green hydrogen hub.”

Public comment with the Nova Scotia Environmental Assessment Branch ended Thursday on the proposed hydrogen project. The sponsors predicted there could be 40-60 export cargos/year when markets mature for hydrogen. 

A ruling on next approval steps is scheduled by the province in April.

“Buckeye has a long history of successfully developing,...