Shale Gas Line to the Northeast Gets Federal Nod
December 10 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to bring cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York.
The project’s backers said Wednesday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval means the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline could be built and operational by next winter, if it gets the remaining regulatory approvals from Pennsylvania, New York and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a timely fashion.
The project is the first to be approved out of a slew of proposals designed to bring Marcellus Shale gas to New York and New England.
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