The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has granted Heritage Gas a licence to operate a steel natural gas pipeline to deliver natural gas to areas of the county.
© Darrell Cole - Cumberlandnewsnow.com
The decision, dated Feb. 28 means that Heritage has the green light to continue construction on more permanant infrastructure.
The pipeline is, of course, subject to oversight from the Board by the Pipeline Regulations (Nova Scotia) and through Energy Consultants International Inc (ECI).
Heritage will be able to operate the pipeline as long as ECI is satisfied that the natural gas company meets federal, provincial and municipal laws, maintains up-to-date safety and operations manuals and submit to ECI records relating to the operation of the pipeline.
Any break, rupture or leaks in the system would be reported to the Board by
telephone immediately upon recognition, with a written report to follow. The
Board may elect to have ECI present during the performance of any repairs.
Details of the decision, complete with schematics, can be found here.