LNG Ltd has announced that Bear Paw Pipeline Corp. Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary – has received approval from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to build a gas pipeline from Goldboro to the proposed Bear Head LNG export plant in Point Tupper, Richmond County, Nova Scotia, Canada. LNG Ltd claims that expenditures for the 62.5 km pipeline’s construction will only begin after the financial close of the Bear Head LNG project.
The Managing Director and CEO of LNG Ltd and President of Bear Paw, Greg Vesey, said: “Bear Paw’s pipeline is integral to the development of Bear Head LNG.
“The Permit to Construct is an important regulatory component. We are putting all the elements in place to develop a successful LNG export facility on Cape Breton Island and the pipeline is a strategic and critical element.”
Bear Paw would interconnect the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline (M&NP) mainline, offshore gas, and other supplies near Goldboro, to the Bear Head LNG export plant. The pipeline between Goldboro and Point Tupper will connect Bear Head to the North American natural gas pipeline network.
Vesey added: “Bear Paw and Bear Head LNG have worked and will continue to work with stakeholders and the Aboriginal community on the pipeline project and LNG facility.
“Our goal is to be the leader in helping Nova Scotia realise the LNG opportunity that will benefit the community, region, and province by creating new jobs and economic activity.”
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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