Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline Project, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon
The 680-mile Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline is a $3 billion investment that will transport natural gas reserves in the Rocky Mountain region to growing markets in the Western United States and address the growing US demand for natural gas and associated transportation infrastructure. With recent approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), this is the nation’s first-ever carbon-neutral pipeline.
As lead consultant for the Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline, E & E has played a key role in all aspects of project development, from preparation of initial environmental feasibility analyses; working closely with the client on routing and right-of-way (ROW) permitting work; conducting wetland delineations, terrestrial and ecological surveys, and field investigations in some of the most sensitive areas in the region; developing tailored fast-track permitting schedules; and the preparation of multiple applications at the federal, state, and local levels. At every project development stage, we met or exceeded the schedule requirements for the acquisition and approval of environmental permits. Staff from nearly every E & E office contributed to the project’s success and services are expected to total approximately $50 million when completed, making it E & E’s largest project to date. In 2010, in recognition of its work on the GIS/GPS mapping for siting of the Ruby Pipeline, E & E received the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence in the Surveying and Mapping Technology category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York.