Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) filed a certificate application under Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED). The NED Project comprises two components, the Supply Path and the Market Path: The Supply Path component will have a maximum design capacity of 1.2 Bcf/d and consists of approximately 133 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline extending from TGP’s existing 300 Line system in northern Pennsylvania to an interconnection with TGP’s 200 Line system and Iroquois Gas Transmission System LP at Wright, NY; and approximately 41 miles of 36-inch diameter looping pipeline along TGP’s 300 Line in Bradford and Susquehanna counties in Pennsylvania. The Supply Path component also will include the construction and operation of one modified and three new compressor stations, and two new meter stations. The Market Path component will have a maximum design capacity of 1.3 Bcf/d and consists of approximately 188 miles of 30-inch pipeline extending from Wright, NY, to Dracut, MA, five delivery laterals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and one pipeline loop in Connecticut. The Market Path component also will include the construction and operation of six new compressor stations and 27 new and modified meter and regulator stations.
TGP requested that the FERC issue requested certificate and abandonment authorizations during the fourth quarter of 2016. Subject to regulatory approvals, TGP proposes to commence certain construction activities in January 2017, in anticipation of placing the project facilities in-service in November 2018.