NEW YORK Dec 10 El Paso Corp EP.N and
Equitable Resources Inc (EQT.N) on Monday said they plan to
build a natural gas pipeline running from Clarington, Ohio, to
Pleasant Valley, New York.
The 471-mile pipeline -- called the Northeast Passage
Project -- would have an initial capacity of 1.1 billion cubic
feet of gas per day. It is intended to connect the Rockies
Express Pipeline to markets in the U.S. northeast.
The companies expect the project to begin service on Nov.
1, 2011, subject to regulatory approvals and other factors.
(Reporting by Michael Erman)