What you need to know about natural gas from Maine’s Pinedale Natural Gas Pipeline.
The Maine Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says the Pinedalne natural gas pipeline is scheduled to be operational by June 30.
“We have already begun construction on the pipeline, and we are expecting the pipeline to be completed by June 15,” DEEP spokesman Jeff Gulli said.
“The pipeline will serve Maine customers for the next two years.
This project is being done to reduce emissions from the Pines Natural Gas project.
The pipeline will be able to transport about 4 million tons of natural gas a day from the pipeline site to Maine’s customers.
The project also has the potential to provide up to $300 million in additional natural gas infrastructure projects.”
DEEP will be responsible for the project’s operation and maintenance.
The pipeline was built by Pinedales Natural Gas, a joint venture of two Maine companies: Pinedals and Cane Creek.
The company’s owner, Pinedalez Natural Gas Partners, said in a statement that it was disappointed to hear the news.
“We are disappointed that the Maine Department has canceled this pipeline,” said Pinedalos spokesman Tim Dennison.
“We look forward to the completion of the project.”
The DEEP said the Piedalne pipeline will provide more than 500 jobs for the Maine coal and steel industries.