Algonquin Holds HubLine Open Season
Duke Energy's Algonquin Gas Transmission announced an open
season for its proposed HubLine Pipeline The open season to accept
capacity requests began July 20 and concludes on Aug. 12. Service
for HubLine, which is designed for 600,000 Dth/d, is expected to
commence in 2002 and nominations for services starting at different
periods will be accepted and evaluated.
The $300 million, 70-mile HubLine project would extend from a
connection with the Joint Facilities line in Plaistow, NH, in a
southeasterly direction for about 34 miles to the coast and then
travel under water along the eastern seaboard for about 24 miles to
interconnect with existing Algonquin facilities. Shippers would
have access to Sable Island gas through Maritimes, domestic supply
through Algonquin's existing system and possibly LNG from
Algonquin's liquefaction facilities near Boston.
"The recent electric power peak demand throughout the Northeast
demonstrates the need for additional clean and efficient gas-fired
generation in the Northeast. HubLine offers a unique opportunity to
bring new high pressure gas supplies deep into the market
increasing operating efficiencies and flexibility," said Tom
O'Connor, vice president of marketing for Duke Energy's Northeast
Pipelines. For more information about the HubLine open season call
John Sheridan at (617) 560-1444.
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