Dominion Transmission will conduct an open season for an upgradeof its system to provide 300 MMcf/d of new firm transportation fromCanadian and Midwestern points to the Leidy, PA, hub forconnections to major markets in the Northeast.

The firm transportation will be available from four pipelineinterconnects as well as Dominion’s North Point, and will go tointerconnects at Leidy in north central Pennsylvania with the TexasEastern and Transco pipelines. The upstream interconnects are withEmpire at Lysander in New York, Iroquois at Canajoharie in NewYork, and Tennessee at Ellisburg and Sabinsville in Pennsylvania.The final facilities and capacity for the expansion will bedetermined by the results of the open season. Dominion also will doa reverse open season to evaluate potential turnback capacity toavoid overbuilding. The company has scoped out several differentpotential scenarios.

Dominion’s lines (CNG Transmission) stretch across Ohio,Pennsylvania, West Virginia and to the Canadian border in New York.The company operates the largest underground storage system in theUnited States.

The open season began yesterday and will conclude at 5 p.m.(EDT), Oct. 27. Dominion anticipates that 150 MDth/d of servicecould be available as early as November 2001, with the remaining150 MDth/d available by November 2002.

Rates for the transportation from Dominion’s northern points willbe determined at the end of the open season. Information is availablefrom Joe Kienle, director, business development, at (804) 819 -2114,and is on Dominion’s electronic bulletin board. It will be posted onDominion’s website at in the near future.

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