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Enbridge Pipeline Argument by City Draws D.C. Circuit Skepticism

Jan. 21, 2022, 8:31 PM

An Ohio city’s arguments that U.S. energy regulators should redo its analysis—for a second time—of an already-built natural gas pipeline that exports some natural gas to Canada fell flat with a panel of federal judges on Friday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit appeared unconvinced the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission erred in finding benefits from Enbridge Inc.'s 256-mile Nexus Gas Transmission project.

The $2 billion, built by Enbridge and DTE Energy Co., carries gas through Ohio and Michigan, exporting some of its capacity to Canada.

FERC found evidence of need when it certified the project in 2017, ...

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