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Northeast Supply Enhancement Project Draft EIS Issued

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project proposed by Williams, which would deliver about 400,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to end-use residential and commercial customers in the New York City area and includes the following: 10.2 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline loop in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Quarryville Loop) 3.4 miles of 26-inch-diameter pipeline loop in Middlesex County, New Jersey (Madison Loop) 23.5 miles of 26-inch-diameter pipeline loop in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, New Jersey, and Queens and Richmond Counties, New York (Raritan Bay Loop) […]

Mountain Valley Pipeline Requests Approved

FERC has approved the following requests from Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s associated with the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project: To commence construction of discontiguous portions of its pipeline in Monroe County, West Virginia To shift the pipeline route in Braxton County, West Virginia to avoid bat portal PS-WV3-Y-1 The Mountain Valley Pipeline will span approximately 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. It will be constructed and owned by Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, which is a joint venture of EQT Midstream Partners LP; NextEra US Gas Assets LLC; Con Edison Transmission Inc.; WGL Midstream; and […]

FERC OKs Fairburn Expansion Route Modifications

FERC has approved the following Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC’s requests for the Fairburn Lateral Pipeline portion of the Fairburn Expansion Project: Realigning the project’s route westward between mileposts 1.07 and 1.18 Realigning the project’s route eastward between mileposts 4.13 and 4.17 Realigning the project’s route eastward between mileposts 4.59 and 4.67 The Fairburn Expansion Project, which will provide 343,846 Dth/d of firm transportation service on Southern’s pipeline system from a new interconnection with Williams’ Transco pipeline in Fayette County, Georgia, includes: An approximately 4.9-mile-long, 30-inch-diameter pipeline lateral (Fairburn Lateral), extending from a new interconnection with the Transco pipeline […]

Valley Expansion Requests Approved

FERC has approved the following WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. requests associated with the Valley Expansion Project: To commence construction, excluding the crossing of Felton Creek between mileposts 2.0 and 4.1 because geotechnical investigations are ongoing to confirm the feasibility of a horizontal directional drill at this location. To modify the route at the Red River of the North crossing between mileposts 18.0 and 18.8 Adding an extra approach at the Viking Interconnect Reducing the footprint of the Mapleton Compressor Station The Valley Expansion Project includes: A new compressor station, consisting of a 3,000-horsepower (hp) electric- driven […]

Gas Pipeline to Be Built Off Israel’s Coast

Energean Oil & Gas PLC’s Board of Directors has approved the Final Investment Decision to move forward with the $1.6 billion Karish & Tanin Development Project, located off the Israeli coast. $405 million of the $460 million raised from Energean’s recent IPO will be used to fund the company’s 70% share in the project, while the remaining 30% will be funded by Kerogen Capital. The project will also be financed through a Senior Credit Facility of $1.275 billion recently underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Natixis, Bank Hapoalim and Société Générale. In support of the project, Energean has entered into long-term agreements with […]

Norwegian Pipeline Construction Contracts to be Awarded

Statoil today announced it will issue a pipelaying contract to Subsea 7 and a marine operations contract to Ocean Installer as part of the company’s Askeladd gas field in Norway. Under the terms of the contracts, Subsea 7 will lay a 44-kilometer, 20-inch pipeline that will connect Askeladd to the Snøhvit field, while Ocean Installer will install a 42-kilometer-long umbilical, 35-kilometer-long MEG (monoethylene glycol) pipeline. Construction activities are expected to start immediately, with Subsea 7’s pipeline to be installed in the summer of 2019, and Ocean Installer’s in 2020.

Broad Run Compressor Station Can Be Placed in Service

FERC has approved Kinder Morgan’s request to place into service its Compressor Station 114 in Boyd County, Kentucky as part of the Broad Run Expansion Project. According to FERC’s Rich McGuire, the company has adequately stabilized areas disturbed by construction and that restoration is proceeding satisfactorily. The Broad Run Expansion Project includes two new compressor stations in Kanawha County, West Virginia, one new compressor station in Davidson County, Tennessee, and one new compressor station in Madison County, Kentucky. Kinder Morgan also will increase compression capacity by modifying two of its existing compressor stations in Powell and Boyd counties in Kentucky by […]

FERC OK’s Atlantic Bridge Construction

FERC has approved Enbridge’s request to proceed with construction of the following meter and regulating stations for the Atlantic Bridge Project: Salem Pike Meter Station in Norwich, Connecticut Needham Regulator Station in Needham, Massachusetts Pine Hills Meter Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts Plymouth Meter Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts Once completed, the Atlantic Bridge Project will provide additional capacity on Enbridge’s Algonquin Gas Transmission and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline systems to transport reliable, economical natural gas into New England and to specific end use markets in the Canadian Maritime provinces. The Atlantic Bridge Project includes: Construction of approximately 6.3 miles of 42-inch diameter mainline […]

Permian Global Access Pipeline Open Season Announced

Tellurian today announced that its subsidiary Permian Global Access Pipeline LLC (PGAP) is holding a non-binding open season to secure prospective shippers for a proposed 42-inch diameter interstate natural gas pipeline connecting the Permian Basin in Texas to Southwest Louisiana. PGAP is estimated to cost approximately $3.7 billion to build and will have the capacity to transport two billion cubic feet of natural gas a day. Construction is projected to begin as early as 2021 and the pipeline is targeted to be in service as early as 2022. PGAP is part of Tellurian’s previously announced proposed […]

Line YM28 and Line FM120 Modernization Tree-Felling Approved

FERC has approved National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation’s request to conduct non-mechanized tree felling between mileposts 0.0 and 1.2 only of the western portion of Line KL as a part of the Line YM28 and Line FM120 Modernization Project. According to FERC’s David C. Swearingen, trees must be felled in a manner so as to avoid obstruction of flow, rutting, and sedimentation of wetlands and waterbodies. Swearingen added that downed trees must be left in place until applicable subsequent construction is authorized. The Line YM28 and Line FM120 Modernization Project includes the following: Approximately 14.4 miles […]