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FERC Gives Dominion OK to Start Up Clarington Expansion

FERC on Wednesday granted Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) the go-ahead to begin service on its Clarington Project in Monroe County, OH, and Marshall County, WV.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects told DTI Wednesday that an Oct. 18 inspection found that the company “has adequately stabilized areas disturbed by construction and that restoration is proceeding satisfactorily.”

The approval comes just in time for the start of the winter heating season.

DTI received a certificate of public convenience and necessity for Clarington last August [CP14-496]. It was granted an extension to complete work on the expansion this past summer (see Shale DailyJuly 26).

DTI proposed the 250,000 Dth/d expansion to its mainline system, which consists of new compression facilities, interconnects and associated equipment, to offer additional firm transportation service to Consol Energy Inc. The project would deliver gas from a new interconnect in Lightburn, WV, to new interconnects with Texas Eastern Transmission Co. and Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (see Daily GPIAug. 21, 2015).

In a request for in-service filed late last month, DTI requested to start up by the end of this week (see Daily GPI, Sept. 29).

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