The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
gave a favorable environmental review of Perryville Gas Storage LLC
's proposal to construct a salt dome natural gas storage facility and associated facilities in the Crowville Salt Domes in Franklin and Richland parishes in northern Louisiana. The facility would provide approximately 15 Bcf of working capacity in two caverns, with a maximum injection rate of 226 MMcf/d and a maximum withdrawal rate of 600 MMcf/d, according to Houston-based Perryville Gas
. Plans call for interconnections with CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission
and Columbia Gulf Transmission
near Delhi, LA (see NGI
, June 15
). In addition to the two caverns, Perryville Gas proposed to build 11.69 miles of 36-inch diameter gas pipeline; 2.68 miles of 24-inch diameter pipeline; a 9,500 hp compressor station; and associated facilities in Franklin and Richland parishes. The company asked FERC to issue a final order by Dec. 1 and grant it a construction period of five years. It said it expects to have the facilities in service by June 2012.