January 31, 2020 / 2:19 PM / 17 days ago

PennEast seeks to build natgas pipe in Pennsylvania first, N.J. later

Jan 31 (Reuters) - PennEast Pipeline Co LLC said Friday it asked federal energy regulators for permission to build the Pennsylvania part of its proposed natural gas pipeline first due to difficulty in gaining approvals in New Jersey.

The company said in a filing with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it expects to be able to complete the Pennsylvania section of the pipe by November 2021.

As for New Jersey, the company said it was targeting completion of the second phase of the project from Pennsylvania into New Jersey in 2023.

Reporting by Scott DiSavino Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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