Williams Applies to Build Pipeline Lateral
Williams' Northwest Pipeline has filed a FERC application that
would allow the company to expand upon a system that is already
classified as one of the nation's largest natural gas transporters.
The filing would allow Northwest to build and operate a new
nine-mile, 20-inch diameter lateral pipeline in Snohomish County,
"Growth in the Pacific Northwest and the development of
gas-fired generation facilities is driving expansion of the
Northwest system," said John Davis, manager of business development
for Williams' Northwest Pipeline system.
The Everett Delta Lateral would deliver gas to a proposed FPL
Energy 248 MW gas-fired power plant near Everett, WA, about 45
miles northwest of Seattle. The lateral would also deliver natural
gas to the distribution system of Puget Sound Energy. The lateral
will extend from a Northwest interconnect, north of the City of
Lake Stevens to the proposed Everett Delta Power Plant located in
the Port of Everett.
"The Everett Delta Lateral will provide clean-burning natural
gas to generate electricity for residential, commercial and
industrial customers in the region," added Davis.
Construction on the generating facility was originally scheduled
to begin in late 1999 or early 2000, with commercial operation
expected to begin in 2001. A spokeswoman for FPL said the Everett
Delta Lateral plant is still in the early development stages.
Capacity would be about 133,000 Dth/d, and the cost is pegged at
$17.2 million. The pipeline project is scheduled to be in service
in August 2002.
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