FERC has approved Kinder Morgan’s request to use 0.18 acre of additional temporary workspace at milepost 1.33 on the Massachusetts Loop in Berkshire County, Massachusetts as part of the Connecticut Expansion Project.
According to Elaine Baum, Environmental Project Manager with FERC, the additional temporary workspace will be used to construct and install the pipeline crossover safely.
In other news, Baum also approved the company’s request to use heavy-duty vehicles on the following access roads:
The Connecticut Expansion Project includes approximately 13.42 miles of 24-inch and 36-inch diameter pipeline looping in Albany County, N.Y., Berkshire and Hampden Counties, Mass. and Hartford County, Conn., minor modifications at one compressor station in Massachusetts, and installation of minor appurtenant facilities. Once finished, it will provide approximately 72,100 dekatherms per day of additional firm natural gas transportation capacity.
The project is expected to be operational on November 1, 2017.