June 2019, Vol. 246, No. 6

Projects

New York Regulators Deny Permit for Key Gas Pipeline

State environmental regulators in New York denied a water quality permit for a 24-mile (39-km) underwater pipeline from New Jersey to Queens designed to meet rising demand for natural gas in New York City and Long Island. The Northeast Supply Enhancement (NSE) project would expand the Transco pipeline, which extends from Texas to the Northeast Coast. It would allow National Grid to bring natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields to the metropolitan region. Chris Stockton, a spokesman for the pipeline developer, Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams Partners, said Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) “raised a minor technical issue” with the company’s application, adding the request

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