US Approves Part of TransCanada WB XPress for Service

January 2019

U.S. federal energy regulators approved a request by TransCanada’s Columbia Gas Transmission unit to put the eastern facilities of its $900 million WB XPress natural gas pipeline into service in West Virginia and Virginia.

The project is one of several pipelines designed to connect growing output in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

The 1.3 Bcf/d project was designed to increase gas capacity in Virginia and West Virginia. The project includes construction of 2.9 miles of new pipeline, two compressor stations and replacement of 26 miles of existing pipeline.