TriState Project Filed with NEB
Westcoast Energy said its subsidiary St. Clair Pipelines
submitted an application to Canada's National Energy Board for
construction of the Canadian portion of the TriState Pipeline
Project. The project would provide 450 MMcf/d of new firm
transportation capacity from the Chicago Hub through Indiana and
Michigan to the Dawn Hub in Ontario. Project partner CMS Energy
filed an application for the U.S. portion in November of last year.
Westcoast has a 33.3% stake in TriState.
"TriState will provide expandable service, based on demand,
between the growing Chicago Hub near Joliet, IL, and the Union Gas
storage and transportation facilities at Dawn," said Michael
Stewart, executive vice president of business development for
Westcoast. "From the Dawn Hub, shippers will have access to
multiple downstream delivery opportunities, including the proposed
Millennium West and Millennium Pipeline projects."
TriState will have an initial capacity of 450 MMcf/d, but may be
economically expanded to a capacity of up to 1 Bcf/d. The estimated
cost of the project, based on initial capacity, is expected to be
US $400 million. The proposed pipeline is expected to begin service
in late 2000.
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