The Iroquois Gas Transmission System announced late Friday ithas filed with FERC for a certificate of public convenience andnecessity to construct a $170 million extension which the companysays will help meet gas demand in New York City. If approved, theEastchester Extension project will start service in 2002.
Articles from Certificate
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week awardedNorthern Border Pipeline a certificate to build its Project 2000extension into northern Indiana, which would provide the state’scustomers access to Canadian gas supplies for the first time.
Williams Gas Pipeline-Central received a certificate from theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide up to 55,000 Dth/dof additional firm gas transportation service to the EmpireDistrict Electric Company State Line Plant in Jasper County, MO.Williams plans to uprate its Blackwell-Cotton Valley pipeline inWashington County, OK, from 500 psi of maximum allowable pressureto 690 psi. It also will lay 37 miles of 20-inch pipe in Labetteand Cherokee Counties, KS, to extend to its Southern Trunk loopline. And it will add measurement facilities at the Empire Plant.Empire is installing an additional gas turbine, two heat recoverygenerators and a steam turbine generator to create a 500-plus MWcombined-cycle plant. Williams currently provides up to 28,800Dth/d of gas to the plant.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday awardedNorthern Border Pipeline a certificate to build its Project 2000extension into northern Indiana, which would provide customersthere access to less expensive Canadian gas supplies for the firsttime.
In the wake of the price spikes in heating oil, CommissionerCurt Hebert Jr. yesterday called on his FERC colleagues tocertificate the Northeast-bound gas pipeline projects that havebeen stalled at the Commission to reduce the region’s historicdependence on the higher priced heating fuel.
The new policy statement on pipeline certification, which callsfor incremental pricing of projects filed past a certain deadline,came under fire at FERC last week from a cross-section of interestsin the natural gas industry.
Western Gas Resources-California last week applied to theCalifornia Public Utilities Commission to operate a Californiautility. Western-California, a subsidiary of Western Gas Resources,has acquired an option to buy the Steelhead Pipeline System andportions of the Sacramento River Gas System in northern Californiafor an undisclosed sum. Western is seeking to change the systems’status from proprietary to public utility.