By Patrick Anderson
Work on the Neptune liquefied natural gas terminal, which was resume yesterday 10 miles south of Gloucester, is on hold.
A forecast of rainy weather with low visibility is the reason for the delay, a spokesman for Suez Energy said yesterday, and the work would start when a series of better days arrives.
The next phase of work will involve inspecting the 13-mile pipeline laid last year under the sea floor.
That work is expected to last around a month and will be followed by the installation of the two submerged buoys that will eventually connect to gas-filled tankers for off-loading. That phase of the project is scheduled for early May.
The inspection work will not require exclusion zones prohibiting the passage of other vessels, but work on the two buoys will come with a 1-mile radius within which boats will not be allowed.