Bear Paw Gas Pipeline

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Bear Paw Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline in Nova Scotia, Canada.[1]


The Bear Paw Pipeline Project will connect gas supply sources near Goldboro, Nova Scotia, Canada to the Bear Head LNG Terminal in Point Tupper, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Sotia, Canada.[1]

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Project details

  • Operator: Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc.[1]
  • Owner: LNG Limited (100%)[1]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 62.5 kilometers[2]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start year:
  • Associated infrastructure: Bear Head LNG Terminal[1]


Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of LNG Limited, is proposing to construct and operate a 62.5 km (38.8 mile) natural gas pipeline to supply natural gas to the Bear Head LNG Terminal in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Bear Paw Pipeline Project will connect gas supply sources near Goldboro, Nova Scotia, to the terminal. Construction of the gas supply pipeline is essential to the development of Bear Head LNG.[1]

Bear Head LNG would convert natural gas into a liquefied form to be shipped overseas, with a facility consisting of a 327-acre site that includes 255 acres onshore and 72 acres offshore. The pipeline is to deliver natural gas from receiving points near Goldboro, Guysborough County, to Bear Head LNG export facility in Richmond County.[2]

In October 2019, Bear Head LNG applied for an extension to its permits until Dec. 31, 2022. Developers say the project's construction has been delayed due to difficulty in securing the necessary natural gas feed-stock for the LNG facility, and that Bear Head has been negatively affected by changes in global energy market conditions since the initial permit approval in 2016.[2]

In late Feburary 2020, LNG Limited was acquired by LNG9 Limited.[3]

In July 2020, it was reported that the Bear Head LNG Terminal was for sale.[4]

As of September 2020, all required initial permits were in place for Bear Head LNG to construct the LNG export terminal. Canada's National Energy Board and the U.S. Department of Energy have granted export licenses for the facility. LNG produced at the facility will be transported by LNG vessels to overseas markets. Environmental assessment registrations are being prepared in accordance with the Nova Scotia Environmental Act.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Bear Paw Pipeline, LNG Limited, accessed Sep. 2, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nancy King, Extension granted to Bear Head natural gas plant, pipeline project, Salt Wire, December 9, 2019
  3. Will Owen, Takeover offer for LNGL recommended to shareholders, Mar. 2, 2020, accessed Aug. 31, 2021.
  4. Aaron Beswick, Bear Head LNG for sale, Salt Wire, Jul. 22, 2020, accessed Aug. 31, 2021.

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