Dominion Announces Open Season to Leidy
Dominion Transmission is conducting an open season for an
upgrade of its system to provide 300 MMcf/d of new firm
transportation from Canadian and Midwestern points to the Leidy,
PA, hub for connections to major markets in the Northeast.
The firm transportation will be available from four pipeline
interconnects as well as Dominion's North Point, and will go to
interconnects at Leidy in north central Pennsylvania with the Texas
Eastern and Transco pipelines. The upstream interconnects are with
Empire at Lysander in New York, Iroquois at Canajoharie in New
York, and Tennessee at Ellisburg and Sabinsville in Pennsylvania.
The final facilities and capacity for the expansion will be
determined by the results of the open season. Dominion also will do
a reverse open season to evaluate potential turnback capacity to
avoid overbuilding. The company has scoped out several different
Dominion's lines (CNG Transmission) stretch across Ohio,
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and to the Canadian border in New York.
The company operates the largest underground storage system in the
The open season began Sept. 20 and will conclude at 5 p.m.
(EDT), Oct. 27. Dominion anticipates that 150 MDth/d of service
could be available as early as November 2001, with the remaining
150 MDth/d available by November 2002.
Rates for the transportation from Dominion's northern points
will be determined at the end of the open season. Information is
available from Joe Kienle, director, business development, at (804)
819 -2114, and is on Dominion's electronic bulletin board. It will
be posted on Dominion's website at www.dom.com in the near future.
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