FERC has approved Kinder Morgan’s request to proceed with the installation of a protective retaining wall and security fence at Compressor Station 119A in Kanawha County, West Virginia as part of the Broad Run Expansion Project.
“We authorize construction within 10 feet of the edge of Stream 1 where the stream is within the compressor station work area, Kareem M. Monib, Environmental Project Manager Division of Gas – Environment and Engineering, with FERC said. “We note that this variance is necessary for the safe construction of the wall and fence due to topographical constraints.”
The Broad Run Expansion Project consists of 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 replacing existing capacity with new, higher-rated horsepower compression units. Once completed, the project will provide an incremental 200,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation capacity along the same capacity path as the Broad Run Flexibility project, which was placed in service on Nov. 1, 2015.
The Broad Run Expansion Project is expected to be operational in June 2018.