FERC has approved Kinder Morgan’s request to use the Creble Road and East Granby Contractor/Pipe Yards for the temporary storage of pipe and necessary equipment for the Connecticut Expansion Project.
According to FERC’s Danny Laffoon, no ground disturbing activities, including tree felling or grading, are proposed by Kinder Morgan at these two sites and that use of the pipe yard will not affect cultural resource sites, federally listed threatened and endangered species, or other environmentally sensitive areas.
The Connecticut Expansion Project consists of 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 completed, it will provide approximately 72,100 dekatherms per day of additional firm natural gas transportation capacity.
The project is expected to be placed into service on November 1, 2017.