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Transco Files For Lateral to Supply Proposed Methanol Plant in Louisiana

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) submitted an application to FERC Monday for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for its St. James Supply Project, which would supply natural gas to a proposed methanol plant in Louisiana.

According to documents filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the project would enable the Williams affiliate to provide 161,500 Dth/d of firm transportation capacity from its existing Station 65 Zone 3 Pool in St. Helena Parish, LA, southward along Transco's Southeast Louisiana Lateral [CP17-58]. A new interconnection would enable Transco to deliver natural gas to a new customer: YCI St. James Enterprises LLC.

YCI is proposing to build a methanol manufacturing plane at the Yuhuang Chemical Plant in St. James Parish. Transco and YCI have executed a binding precedent agreement for all of the project's firm transportation service. The agreement requires the two parties to enter into a firm transportation service agreement with a 20-year primary term.

The project calls for constructing a 0.72 mile, 20-inch diameter pipeline, the St. James Supply Lateral. It also calls for constructing the Old River Road metering and regulating (M&R) station at the interconnection with the Yuhuang plant, the Cajun Road M&R station on Transco's mainline in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, and modifications to Transco's existing Compressor Stations 63 and 65 to allow for bi-directional flow.

Transco told FERC that it estimates the project facilities will cost $33.5 million.

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