Orion Project Request Approved

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FERC has approved Kinder Morgan’s request to modify the crossing method for Wetland W-12b and Stream S-6b for the Orion Project in Pike County, Pennsylvania.

According to FERC’s J. Keith Rodgers, the resources would be modified from bore to open cut due to complications that developed during the bore under the adjacent Westcolang Road. Rodgers added that Kinder Morgan has agreed to restore the workspace to pre- construction conditions upon completion of work associated with the project.

The Orion Project includes the construction of approximately 13 miles of pipeline looping in Pike and Wayne counties, Pennsylvania and minor modifications to one existing compressor station in Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Once finished, the project will allow for the delivery of 135,000 dekatherms per day of additional firm natural gas capacity and is expected to be in service in June 2018.

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