A Kentucky-based storage developer has filed an application at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to construct and operate a 13 Bcf underground natural gas storage facility in Hopkins County, KY.

Orbit Gas Storage Inc. of Henderson, KY, proposes to convert the depleted White Plains Gas Field to gas storage and build an approximately 22-mile pipeline header, compressor station and associated facilities. The Kentucky Energy Hub Project would have an estimated 5 Bcf of working gas and 8 Bcf of cushion gas, the company said.

It further noted that the storage project would have the capability to deliver and inject gas at the rate of approximately 100 MMcf/d, and would interconnect with ANR Pipeline near Rabbit Ridge, KY [CP08-409, PR08-1].

Orbit Gas has requested market-based rate authority to provide open-access firm and interruptible storage services in interstate commerce.

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