Have you been following the progress of El Paso Corp.’s $3-billion, 675-mile, five-state-traversing Ruby Pipeline?
The natural gas transmission project is underway and set to deliver up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day in a 42-inch-diameter pipe reaching from Opal, Wyo., to Malin, Ore. That’s enough pipeline capacity to export all of Wyoming’s natural gas and more, according to a recent report.
Construction is officially set to finish up by March, though several lawsuits could stall the project. The High Country News Goat Blog has a nice summary of highlights to date. If you feel (as I do) a little overwhelmed by all the different lawsuits and settlements, join the club. From HCN:
“Mark Mackiewicz is overseeing the Ruby Pipeline project for the BLM. He’s been getting a new lawsuit or petition for review on his desk every few days and can hardly keep track of it all.”
To help with the tracking effort, I thought I’d share some links to key milestones:
April 5: Pipeline receives federal approval
July 30: Center for Biological Diversity sues
Surely this won’t be the end of the list…