CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission (CEGT) has asked FERC for authorization to carry out activities to place its 17-mile, small-diameter Line replacement project in southwestern Arkansas in service by Nov. 12.

The project calls for the replacement of CEGT’s vintage Line AM-46 with the Line AM-204 facilities. CEGT said it intends to “complete taps and connections between the project replacement pipeline (Line AM-204) and CEGT’s existing Lines AM 182, AM-182A and AM-46, and subsequently purge and pack the pipeline with natural gas by Nov. 10.”

Once the line is purged and packed, it is anticipated that Line AM-204 will be ready for service on Nov. 12, the pipeline told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The project involves the construction of a 10-inch diameter pipeline and associated facilities in Howard, Hempstead and Little River counties, and the construction of a pig launcher and receiver, as well as the abandonment of 16.2 miles of 8- and 10-inch diameter pipeline, according to CEGT [CP11-78]. It will supply about 50 MMcf/d to Ashdown, which is in Little River County.

CEGT proposes to abandon segments in Howard, Sevier and Little River counties, which cross Millwood Lake or other waterbodies and were constructed between 1929 and 1965. The new pipeline would bypass Millwood Lake altogether, CEGT said.

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