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Monday, October 16, 2017

NEXUS Pipeline Gets Construction Go-Ahead; Rover Approved for More Horizontal Directional Drilling

From NGI:
FERC issued an order Wednesday clearing Nexus Gas Transmission LLC to start construction, an expected but no less significant step forward for the delayed greenfield natural gas pipeline. 
The order came the same day as the competing Rover Pipeline LLC received clearance from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to resume work at four horizontal directional drilling (HDD) locations where work had been stopped since May. 
Rover and Nexus are not the only Northeast natural gas transmission projects to face regulatory setbacks in recent years. The regulatory climate has been particularly hostile for pipelines in New York, where developers have faced obstruction, an issue explored in NGI’s latest special report, Empire State Showdown: The NatGas Battle for New York
FERC staff authorized Nexus to proceed with construction on the 255-mile project, excluding specific segments where the developer will need to submit additional information before work can start [CP16-22].
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