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Last Piece of Marcellus-Focused Ohio-Louisiana Access Approved For Service

The Ohio-Louisiana Access Project of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners' Texas Gas Transmission LLC was approved to enter full service last week as FERC allowed operations to begin at the greenfield Bosco Compressor Station in Ouachita Parish, LA.

"The project is on schedule to be placed into service tomorrow, June 1, and we will have the ability to flow the project's full contracted capacity of approximately 626,000 MMBtu/d. The amount that flows will depend on customer nominations," a Boardwalk spokeswoman said.

Ohio-Louisiana Access provides capacity for Marcellus/Utica shale gas to travel from Lebanon, OH, to Midwestern and southern markets through the addition of north-to-south capability on Texas Gas (see Daily GPISept. 1, 2015).

Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC is the project's foundation shipper with 300,000 MMBtu/d of capacity (see Daily GPI, Oct. 10, 2014). Besides Sabine, there are six other shippers on Ohio-Louisiana Access: R.E. Gas Development LLC, Jay-Bee Production Co., Louisville Gas and Electric Co., Gulfport Energy Corp., DTE Energy Trading Inc., and Public Energy Authority of Kentucky.

Besides the construction of the 10,915 hp Bosco Compressor Station, the project also modified the existing Gulf South-Bosco receipt meter station to allow bidirectional gas flow; and made certain yard and station piping modifications at the Dillsboro, Columbia, Pineville and Eunice compressor stations to add north-to-south capability, while retaining the ability to flow south to north [CP14-553]. In April the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted permission for these project facilities to enter service.

Dominion Transmission Inc.'s (DTI) Lebanon West II Project will carry gas from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania to Lebanon for subsequent southbound travel on Ohio-Louisiana Access (see Shale DailyOct. 10, 2014). Lebanon West II was approved by FERC last November (see Daily GPINov. 23, 2015). It is expected to be in service on Nov. 1.

With Lebanon West II, DTI will have the ability to provide an additional 130,000 Dth/d of firm transportation service from its MarkWest Liberty Bluestone Interconnection in Butler County, PA, to the Lebanon-Texas Gas Interconnection in Warren County, OH [CP14-555].

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