Spectra Energy, the Texas-based pipeline builder, wants to deliver 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to Florida. The proposed route would mostly follow existing utility rights-of-way. It would also cross under the Chattahoochee, Flint, Withlacoochee and Ochlocknee rivers. Spectra says the pipe will be buried at least 32 feet below any stream.
“We are very pleased to reach this significant milestone and move one step closer to construction of the pipeline, which will diversify the region’s energy sources,” Sabal Trail Management President Bill Yardley said in a statement.