The Bear Head LNG site at Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, was fully permitted by Canadian federal, provincial, and local agencies in 2004. This included a comprehensive environmental assessment and mitigation measures.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted Bear Head authorization to export up to 440 billion cubic feet per year of U.S. natural gas to Canada, and up to 8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG from Canada to countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). Further, the DOE has granted Bear Head LNG authority to export LNG derived from U.S. produced natural gas to all countries with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (Non-FTA). In tandem with the non‐FTA export permit, DOE determined that Bear Head LNG does not require DOE’s authorization for Canadian natural gas to pass through U.S. pipelines (in transit) on its way to the export facility in Nova Scotia.
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