Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Bear Paw Pipeline Project

Project Update

This is to advise that on November 2, 2016, Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc. (Bear Paw) registered an Addendum to the Bear Paw Pipeline Project Registration Document originally submitted on March 30, 2016, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.


The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct and operate a 62.5 km high-pressure steel natural gas pipeline from Goldboro to the future location of the Bear Head LNG liquefied natural gas export facility in Richmond County, Nova Scotia. Bear Paw would interconnect the M&NP mainline, offshore gas and other supplies near Goldboro, Nova Scotia The pipeline corridor will parallel an existing pipeline right-of-way wherever possible. The project will include a compressor facility to deliver natural gas pressure to Bear Head LNG.

Minister's Decision

On December 22, 2016, the Minister of Environment released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments as part of this Additional Information review were accepted until December 2, 2016.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.