Bigger permitting role urged for natural gas pipelines

06/20/2005
Natural gas pipeline developers need to take a bigger role in permitting and regulatory reviews if they are to build the systems needed to meet growing US demand, a report commissioned by the INGAA Foundation concluded.Its recommendations ranged from developing good working relationships with regulators before filing permit applications to being ready to pay for third-party information processing by otherwise overwhelmed government agencies.The report noted that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has made a strong start toward streamlining its permitting process. But pipeline project proponents will need to be more willing to work with other federal agencies and regional, state, ...
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