PennEast, way behind schedule, asks for two more years to build pipeline

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JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The PennEast Pipeline Company is asking federal regulators for two more years to build its controversial natural gas pipeline through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, saying it has been the victim of “unforeseeable circumstances” that have delayed construction some two years beyond its original start date.

The company wrote to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 30, saying it has used its “best efforts” to meet a FERC certificate that required putting the proposed pipeline into service by this month but now needs the extra time …

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