Spectra Energy Partners L.P. has the green light to build a $972 million natural gas pipeline project in the Northeast after a court upheld approval of the project’s permit.
The project will expand gas supply to New England, where it can help meet increasing demand and reduce gas market volatility. It will expand the existing Algonquin pipeline network in the region.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision July 27 was a victory for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which had approved the project, and Spectra Energy, whose Algonquin Gas Transmission subsidiary will build the project.
The project had been challenged by the City of Boston Delegation on environmental and safety grounds.