FERC has approved Williams’ request to commence reverse flow modifications at Station 180, located in Orange County, Virginia, as part of the Dalton Expansion Project.
According to Rich McGuire, Director, Division of Gas – Environment and Engineering with FERC, Williams is requesting authorization to put these facilities into service only for the purposes of assisting with system operations and increasing system reliability to provide service to customers within existing entitlements, not to begin providing service under the project or to any particular customer.
The Dalton Expansion Project will consist of 115 miles of new steel pipe ranging from 16 to 30 inches in diameter extending from the existing Transco pipeline in Coweta County, Ga., and providing service to new delivery points in Paulding and Murray Counties, Ga. The project also includes the construction of a new compressor facility in Carroll County, Ga., as well as three new metering facilities and other related pipe and valve modifications to existing facilities. Once completed, the pipeline will deliver approximately 448,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day.
The project is expected to be in service in Mid 2017.