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Steady stream of gas from Deep Panuke expected soon

Spokeswoman says it will be a couple of weeks before the offshore platform is producing a steady flow of gas.


HALIFAX – Encana Corp.says natural gas is now being exported from the Deep Panuke project off Nova Scotia.

But spokeswoman Lori MacLean says it will be a couple of weeks before the offshore platform is producing a steady flow of gas.

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board gave Encana the green light Aug. 2 to begin shipping gas to its production field centre offshore and ultimately to market.

The federal-provincial regulator said it issued the authorization after reviewing the Calgary-based company’s readiness for operations.

The project has been plagued by delays since receiving regulatory approval in 2007.

It was initially supposed to go into production by late 2010.

Dutch-based SBM Offshore owns and operates the platform on behalf of Encana.

©The Canadian Press