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FERC OKs 322,000 Dth/d Tetco Expansion Along Texas Gulf Coast

Late last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a certificate for Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Tetco) and Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline LLC to move forward with their Stratton Ridge Expansion Project, designed to increase natural gas delivery capacity into the Texas Gulf Coast.

As part of the estimated $100 million Stratton Ridge expansion, Tetco would enable additional bi-directional flow on its system while leasing capacity on Brazoria’s intrastate system to allow for 322,000 Dth/d of additional firm transportation service to a delivery point near Stratton Ridge in Brazoria County, TX [CP17-56, CP17-57].

That delivery point is just upstream from Freeport LNG Development LP’s proposed liquefied natural gas export project, which is scheduled to begin service by 2019.

The Stratton Ridge project proposes constructing the new 12,500 hp Angleton Compressor Station in Brazoria County and a 0.5-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline between the Angleton compressor and Brazoria’s system, along with various other modifications and facilities.

Brazoria owns and operates 30.5 miles of intrastate pipeline running between Stratton Ridge in southern Brazoria County and Iowa Colony in northern Brazoria County.

Tetco’s system consists of 9,096 miles of pipeline stretching from Texas and the Gulf Coast all the way to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Tetco and Brazoria, both subsidiaries of Enbridge Inc.-owned Spectra Energy Partners LP, filed in 1Q2017 for a certificate to build the Stratton Ridge expansion. The project is scheduled to enter service in the first half of 2019.

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