FERC has approved Williams’ request to place into service the approximately 0.30 mile of replacements of the Lower New York Bay Lateral as part of the New York Bay Expansion Project in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
According to J. Rich McGuire, Director, Division of Gas – Environment and Engineering with FERC, Williams is maintaining adequate stabilization at the construction site, and although restoration is not complete at this time, the company has stated it will complete the remaining clean-up and restoration activities by mid-July and provide photographic documentation of the status of revegetation in its ongoing monthly status reports.
The New York Bay Expansion Project includes the installation of additional horsepower at three existing Transco compressor facilities, uprating Transco’s existing Lower New York Bay lateral and replacing 0.2 miles of 42-inch pipe in Middlesex County, N.J. The project will also involve modifications to existing Transco meter & regulator stations in Middlesex County, N.J., and Richmond County, N.Y.
Once completed, it will provide National Grid with an additional 115,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day in time for the 2017/2018 winter heating season. The project is expected to be finished in the fourth quarter of 2017.