Following the conclusion of a successful binding open season, Adelphia Gateway, LLC, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the acquisition, construction and operation of an existing 84-mile pipeline and related facilities in Pennsylvania.
“Today’s filing with FERC is another step forward for Adelphia Gateway,” said Stephen Westhoven, chief operating officer of New Jersey Resources. “This important project will utilize existing infrastructure to provide greater access to clean, safe, affordable natural gas to underserved markets in the greater Philadelphia region.”
In November 2017, Adelphia Gateway entered into an agreement to purchase and operate the Pennsylvania-based pipeline system with interconnections at Texas Eastern Transmission, LLC in Bucks County and Columbia Gas Transmission in Northampton County to Marcus Hook in Delaware County. The company intends to repurpose the southern 50-mile portion of the pipeline to provide natural gas to the region. The northern 34-mile section of the pipeline, extending from Bucks County to Northampton County, was converted to deliver natural gas in 1996.
Once finished, Adelphia Gateway will be able to transport an incremental 250,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day, providing a direct and flexible path for delivering locally produced natural gas to growing and underserved markets in southeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.
Pending receipt of all the necessary permits and regulatory actions, the project is expected to be placed into service in early 2019.