Bear Paw Pipeline
Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of LNGL, is proposing to construct and operate a 62.5 km (38.8 mile) natural gas pipeline to supply natural gas to the Bear Head LNG terminal in Nova Scotia, Canada. All required initial permits are now in place for Bear Head LNG to construct the liquefied natural gas export facility in Point Tupper on the Strait of Canso southeast of Port Hawkesbury. Canada's National Energy Board and the U.S. Department of Energy have granted export licenses for the facility. LNG produced at the facility will be transported by LNG vessels to overseas markets.
The Bear Paw Pipeline Project will connect gas supply sources near Goldboro, Nova Scotia, to the natural gas liquefaction facility. Construction of the gas supply pipeline is essential to the development of Bear Head LNG.
The pipeline project is subject to Canadian regulatory review and extensive studies have been undertaken to establish an appropriate route. Environmental assessment registrations are being prepared in accordance with the Nova Scotia Environmental Act.
A pipeline assessment corridor has been identified for routing purposes and focuses on public safety and minimization of impacts to the environment, landowners and stakeholders. This assessment corridor is approximately 100 metres wide for most of the length, and wider in areas where additional engineering information is needed. The width required for the construction period will be reduced to approximately 35 metres in most areas. The pipeline corridor parallels an existing pipeline right-of-way wherever possible. The project will include a required compressor station to deliver specific natural gas pressure to Bear Head.
Pipelines are the safest method to transport natural gas across the country. Canada has more than 500,000 kilometres of pipeline transmitting natural gas. Canadians safely live, work and travel near and around pipelines every day. Like other natural gas delivery systems, the Bear Paw Pipeline will be designed, built and operated to meet or exceed the prevailing codes and standards. Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc. is committed to minimizing impacts during pipeline installation and to pay continuous attention to safe operation of the pipeline system. Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc. is fully committed to assure the health, security and safety of people, the integrity and safe operation of its assets, and protection of the environment. One of the water crossings in the proposed pipeline corridor.