Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission LLC (DGC) has filed an application at FERC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to build, own and operate the proposed Transco to Charleston Project, an 80,000 Dth/d pipeline project in South Carolina [CP16-98].

The project would involve construction and operation of facilities by DGC in South Carolina’s Aiken, Charleston, Dillon, Dorchester, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry and Spartanburg counties.

Proposed facilities include 55 miles of 12-inch diameter pipeline in Spartanburg, Laurens, Newberry and Greenwood counties (the Moore to Chappells pipeline) and five miles of four-inch diameter pipeline in Dillon County (the Dillon pipeline). Also proposed are installing two 1,400 hp compressor units at the existing Moore Compressor Station in Spartanburg County; constructing a 3,150 hp compressor station in Dorchester County; converting a 1,050 hp compressor unit from standby to baseload at the Southern Compressor Station in Aiken County; upgrades to the Charleston Town Border Station in Charleston County; and associated pipeline support facilities.

Assuming regulatory approval, DGC plans to begin construction in January 2017 and place the facilities into service by November 2017. All of the firm transportation service planned for the project has been fully subscribed by three customers, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission document.

FERC staff said in early November it would prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the project (see Daily GPI, Nov. 2, 2015). According to a Notice of Application released Monday, FERC staff has 90 days to either complete the EA or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review.