PennEast natural gas line sends bid for needed permit back before N.J.

PennEast Pipeline protest sign

KURT BRESSWEIN / LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM – PennEast Pipeline on Thursday resubmitted its application for a needed permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which had rejected its original filing as incomplete in February 2018.

The consortium of natural gas companies hopes to begin construction in 2020 on the pipeline proposed to cross through Northampton County into Hunterdon County.

PennEast received federal approval in January 2018 for the proposed 120-mile, 36-inch-diameter underground line originating near Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale gas-producing region in Dallas, Luzerne County, and ending at Transco’s pipeline interconnection near Pennington, Mercer County, in New Jersey …

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