Atlantic Sunrise Facilities Can Be Placed in Service

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FERC has approved Williams’ request to place into service the Mainline B Replacement facilities in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the Atlantic Sunrise Project.

According to FERC’s Rich McGuire, Director, Division of Gas – Environment and Engineering, Williams will not begin flowing the additional volumes certificated under the project and will not collect project- related revenue for these facilities until service is authorized by the commission.

The Atlantic Sunrise Project includes the following:

  • Approximately 183 miles of new greenfield pipe (Central Penn North & Central Penn South)
  • Two pipeline loops totaling about 12 miles (Chapman Loop, Unity Loop)
  • Two and half miles of existing pipeline replacement, two new compressor facilities in Pennsylvania
  • Other facility additions or modifications in five states (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina)

Once finished, the project will add 1.7 million dekatherms per day of pipeline capacity to Williams’ Transco system, and is expected to be placed in service in 2018.


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