Natural-Gas Executive Sees Growing Risk in Public Opposition and Regulatory Scrutiny

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Hannah Northey for E&E:The amount of time it takes companies to get a new gas project approved and operational — from the proposal phase to steel in the ground — has grown from three years to four, Donald Santa, CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, said during an interview this week.The principal causes for delays are the host of substantive, fact-based questions about pipeline routing and emissions that activists, landowners and other stakeholders are bringing up during the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission review process, Santa said.“I think in some ways it’s become the new reality,” Santa said. “Project applicants today have got to revise their expectations in terms of [when their pipelines will be operational] to anticipate the need to deal with more opposition.”“I think in some ways it’s become the new reality,” Santa said. “Project applicants today have got to revise their expectations in terms of [when their pipelines will be operational] to anticipate the need to deal with more opposition.”Developers face ‘new reality’ of protests, longer reviews Natural-Gas Executive Sees Growing Risk in Public Opposition and Regulatory Scrutinylast_img

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