Spectra Energy Lands Okay For AIM Project

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Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project has received FERC approval. The project will include the following:  the construction of 20.1 miles of 42-inch diameter mainline take-up/relay and new pipeline in Connecticut and New York (includes a new 0.7 mile horizontal directional drill crossing of the Hudson River in New York); 9.1 miles of 16-inch diameter take-up/relay pipeline in Connecticut; 1.3 miles of 12-inch diameter loop pipeline in Connecticut; 2.0 miles of 36-inch diameter loop extension pipeline in Connecticut; and 5.1 miles of new 16-inch and 24-inch diameter lateral pipeline in Massachusetts. The project will also entail the addition of six new compressor units, for a total of 81,620 additional horsepower, at five existing compressor stations in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island; modification to an existing compressor station in Connecticut; construction of one new meter station in Connecticut and two new meter stations in Massachusetts and modifications to existing meter stations in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
  Upon completion, the project will have a capacity of 342,000 Dth/d of natural gas. The company anticipates placing the AIM project fully into service in November 2016.