FERC has approved Kinder Morgan’s request to use an additional workspace to move stockpiled soil associated with Compressor Station 118A in Kanawha County, West Virginia associated with the Broad Run Expansion Project.
According to FERC’s Kareem M. Monib, this decision was based on exceptionally heavy rains expected over the next week from Hurricane Irma that could cause slippage of these stockpiles into a stream.
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 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 project is expected to be in service in June 2018.