Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ruby pipeline gets draft EIS from FERC, clearing hurdle

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Ruby Pipeline project - a significant step in expanding Wyoming's natural gas export capacity to the West Coast.
Ruby Pipeline, owned by El Paso Corp., is competing against several other pipeline companies for a multi-billion-dollar connection from western Wyoming to southern Oregon. Ruby still needs to receive FERC approval on shipping rates and terms of service.
In issuing the draft EIS, FERC noted that the pipeline would result in adverse environmental impacts, but said most of the impacts could be mitigated.

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