Maritimes and Northeast Gas Pipeline

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Maritimes & Northeast Gas Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline running from eastern Canada to the northeastern United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Goldboro, Nova Scotia, to Dracut, Massachusetts.[1][2]

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Project details, U.S.A.

  • Operator: M&N Operating Company, LLC[3]
  • Owners: Spectra Energy Partners, LP (77.53%); Emera Inc. (12.92%); ExxonMobil Corporation (9.55%)[4]
    • Canada: Enbridge Inc. (77.53%); Emera Inc. (12.92%); ExxonMobil Corporation (9.55%) [4]
  • Capacity: 830 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 552 kilometers[3]
  • Diameter: 30-inches[1]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start year: 2000[1]

Project details, Canada

  • Operator: Westcoast Energy Inc.[3]
  • Owners: Enbridge Inc. (77.53%); Emera Inc. (12.92%); ExxonMobil Corporation (9.55%)[4]
  • Capacity: 550 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 877 kilometers[5]
  • Diameter: 30-inches[1]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start year: 2000[1]

Together, these portions total 1429 kilometers.


The Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline is a natural gas transmission pipeline that runs from the Sable Offshore Energy Project (SOEI) gas plant in Goldboro, Nova Scotia, Canada to Dracut, Massachusetts, United States.[1]

The 30-inch (760 mm) main pipeline runs 1,300 km (810 mi) through the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the United States states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts where it connects with the North American natural gas grid in Dracut. There are four 24 in (610 mm) lateral pipelines located in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to serve population and industrial centres. It is operated by Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline Management Limited of Halifax, Nova Scotia.[1]

The pipeline came into operation in 2000. Prior to this, natural gas was selling for US$2.31 per million BTU in the New England market (February 2000). By December, the price was US$8.45 per million BTU. The abrupt rise in price was attributed to an increase in demand in New England. In contrast, the price of competing heating oil rose from 45 cents to just 58 cents per litre over the same period.[1]

The pipeline has four Canadian laterals and five U.S. laterals. Canadian laterals include the Point Tupper lateral to the Sable Offshore Energy Project gas liquids separation plant (60 km), the halifax Lateral to Dartmouth at the Tuft's Cove Generating Station (124 km), the Moncton lateral (12 km), and the Saint John lateral (111 km). United States laterals include the Veazie lateral, the Bucksport lateral, the Westbrook lateral, the Newington lateral, and the Haverhill lateral.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Maritimes & Northeast Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
  2. National Energy And Petrochemical Map FracTracker, accessed Dec. 8, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Enbridge’s Energy Infrastructure Assets Enbridge, Jul. 22, 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Infrastructure Map" Enbridge accessed Jan. 2018.
  5. Asset Data, IJGlobal, accessed Aug. 27, 2020

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