FERC: South Texas Expansion Construction Can Begin

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FERC has approved Enbridge’s request to construct and operate the South Texas Expansion Project, which includes:

  • Construction of the Petronila Compressor Station in Nueces County, Texas, consisting of one new 8,400 horsepower (hp) gas turbine compressor unit, appurtenant facilities, a new interconnection with the Pomelo Connector Pipeline, and a gas measurement enclosure
  • Installation of one new 8,400 hp gas turbine compressor unit, a new control building, and new gas coolers and modifications of station piping at the existing Blessing Compressor Station in Matagorda County, Texas
  • Modifications to the existing pig launcher/receiver on Line 16 at the existing Angleton Station property in Brazoria County, Texas
  • Upgrades to existing compression facilities, construction of a new gas measurement enclosure, and modification of piping to the existing pig launcher/receiver on Line 16 at the existing Mont Belvieu Compressor Station in Chambers County, Texas
  • Modifications to piping at the existing pig launcher/receiver on Line 16 and construction of a new gas measurement enclosure at the existing Vidor Compressor Station in Orange County, Texas

Once completed, the South Texas Expansion Project will provide 396,000 Dth per day of additional firm transportation service to Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad from an interconnection with the Pomelo Connector Pipeline, a 13.6-mile, 30-inch pipeline that will connect with the Nueces Header, an intrastate header system to be constructed in Nueces County, Texas.

The project is expected to be placed in service during the fourth quarter of 2018.

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