FERC has approved Kinder Morgan’s request to use a portion of existing pipeline right-of-way near the new Compressor Station CS 563 site as additional temporary workspace to provide access to the tie-in valve site associated with CS 563 in Davidson County, Tennessee, as part of the Broad Run Expansion Project.
According to FERC’s Kareem M. Monib, the company has obtained clearances from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and from the Tennessee State Historic Preservation Office under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for use of the additional workspace.
The Broad Run Expansion Project includes two new compressor stations in Kanawha County, West Virginia, one new compressor station in Davidson County, Tennessee, and one new compressor station in Madison County, Kentucky. Kinder Morgan also will increase compression capacity by modifying two of its existing compressor stations in Powell and Boyd counties in Kentucky by replacing existing capacity with new, higher-rated horsepower compression units. Once completed, the project will provide an incremental 200,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation capacity along the same capacity path as the Broad Run Flexibility project, which was placed in service on Nov. 1, 2015.
The project is expected to be in service in June 2018.