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Texas Eastern Holding Open Season for Marcellus-to-Midwest Project

Spectra Energy's Texas Eastern Transmission LP is holding a supplemental open season for firm transportation service on its Uniontown to Gas City (U2GC) Expansion Project, which offers shippers a new firm path from the Marcellus Shale in west Uniontown, PA, to the pipeline's existing interconnect with Panhandle Eastern Pipeline near Gas City, IN.

During an open season held in July 2012, a shipper subscribed for 150,000 Dth/d of capacity (see Shale DailyJuly 9, 2012). Texas Eastern is considering increasing the total capacity of the project from 300,000 Dth/d up to 425,000 Dth/d. The 275,000 Dth/d not already subscribed is the subject of the supplemental open season.

The project would include facilities to enable bidirectional flow of gas between Texas Eastern Interconnects with pipelines that have historically accessed the Midcontinent and the Marcellus supply areas of southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the Utica Shale supply area in Ohio.

U2GC would provide shippers the opportunity to design services from multiple existing and proposed new receipt points on Texas Eastern in West Virginia, Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania that span a portion of the pipeline's M2 market zone west of the Uniontown Compressor Station to delivery points on the Texas Eastern mainline near Lebanon, OH, and farther on Texas Eastern's Lebanon Lateral to interconnects with Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line near Gas City.

The targeted in-service date for the U2GC project is Nov. 1, 2015.

 The supplemental open season will run until Aug. 26. Further details are available on the Texas Eastern website or by contacting Bobby Huffman atrlhuffman@spectraenergy.com.

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