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Transco's New Jersey Expansion Receives Environmental Clearance

Transco's New Jersey Expansion Receives Environmental Clearance

The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given an environmental nod to Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line to expand its transmission system in New Jersey by 105,000 Dth/d.

Staff's environmental assessment (EA) concluded that Commission approval of the proposed facilities, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action "significantly affecting the quality of the human environment."

The $13 million Central New Jersey Expansion project includes 3.7 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline that would loop Transco's existing Trenton Woodbury Line located in Bordentown and Mansfield Townships in Burlington County, NJ [CP04-396, PF04-12]. The project would provide new firm transportation service for South Jersey Gas, and is expected to go into service in November 2005.

Transco, a pipeline subsidiary of Williams Cos., also is eyeing a larger expansion project that would boost gas transportation service along its Leidy Line in Pennsylvania and along other portions of its system to Long Island, NY. The $150 million project would add about 100,000 Dth/d of capacity and is expected to go into operation in November 2007.

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