Closer pipeline company collaboration resulted in FERC's approval of a $1.04 billion interstate natural gas pipeline project proposed by five pipeline companies that will provide more than 525,000 Dth/day of Canadian and domestic natural gas to New York State. The project, dubbed the Northeast-07 Project, will consist of approximately 260 miles of new pipeline. The project was previously approved by FERC in 2002; however, it was never built because it did not receive necessary approvals from the New York State Department of State regarding coastal zone consistency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding Clean Water Act permits. This time around, the companies worked closely together to downsize the project and meet environmental requirements to obtain the previously-denied approvals. Chairman Kelliher noted that although the project's capacity has decreased, this capacity is very important to the New York City metro area as natural gas costs continue to rise due to increased demand in the area. FERC required that the facility be completed and in service within three years of its order.