The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved a pair of orders clearing the way for Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co.'s proposed White Oak Expansion and System Reliability projects in Pennsylvania and Delaware [CP15-18, CP15-498]. The White Oak Expansion would enable Eastern Shore to provide 45,000 Dth/d of firm transportation to the Garrison Energy Center in Dover, DE through the installation of 3.3 miles of 16-inch diameter looping pipeline (Daleville Loop) and 2.1 miles of 16-inch diameter looping pipeline (Kemblesville Loop) in Chester County, PA, and 3,550 hp of additional compression at the Delaware City Compressor Station (see Daily GPI, April 25). The System Reliability Project would decrease the likelihood of brown outs during high demand months through the installation of 2.5 miles of 16-inch diameter looping pipeline (Porter Road Loop) in New Castle County, DE, and 7.6 miles of 16-inch diameter looping pipeline (Dover Loop) in Kent County, DE, and associated facilities. The orders were approved as part of the consent agenda at FERC's regular monthly meeting in Washington, DC. FERC released a favorable environmental assessment for the projects earlier this year.