Author Maya Weber • 03 Sep 2020 | 21:56 UTC • Washington
Washington — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s favorable environmental assessment for the phased-in PennEast Pipeline project generated hundreds of critical comments from environmental groups and residents opposed to one of the only large Northeast gas pipeline projects still pending at the commission.
The roughly 118-mile, 1.1 Bcf/d project, originally intended to link Marcellus Shale dry gas production with markets in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York has faced hurdles in New Jersey, and an appeals court ruling thwarting its ability to condemn lands in which the state held an interest.
To advance the project, PennEast proposed to amend the authorization and begin with a first phase: a 68-mile segment in Pennsylvania with the capacity to carry 695,000 Dt/d. A second phase segment, mostly in New Jersey, would enable the full capacity. MORE>>