FERC Thursday approved Egan Hub Storage LLC's request to place into service by mid-September additional storage capacity in its fourth cavern at its facility in Acadia Parish, LA.

Egan Hub, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy, received authorization to place into service approximately 9 Bcf of interim capacity in the fourth cavern at the existing storage facility in Acadia and Evangeline parishes, as well as the remaining 8.5 miles of header pipeline (see Daily GPI, Aug. 18). This would make the header system 16.5 miles long.

The expanded header line, which begins at the Egan Hub facility and terminates at the Texas Gas Transmission M&R station, allows Egan to receive and deliver gas to regasified liquefied natural gas takeaway pipelines in the region and to meet the increased demand for capacity at the Texas Eastern Transmission and Texas Gas M&R stations, according to Egan Hub.

In July 2009 Egan Hub received clearance from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place the fourth cavern into operation with an interim capacity of approximately 5.5 Bcf (see Daily GPI, July 27, 2009).

When completed, the Egan Hub site is expected to have more than 30 Bcf of capacity.

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