FERC on Wednesday authorized Rover Pipeline LLC to bring its Mainline Compressor Station 2 in Ohio into service, raising total project capacity to just over 2 Bcf/d as the designed 3.25 Bcf/d interstate pipeline readies for full service later this year.
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Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) received FERC approval Monday to start up the first of its upgraded and new compressors in Kentucky as part of the single-shipper, 200,000 Dth/dBroad Run Expansion Project.
FERC on Wednesday granted Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) permission to begin service on Compressor Station No. 312 in Livingston County, IL, otherwise known as the first phase of the pipeline’s Chicago Market Expansion [CP15-505]. Startup is slated for Tuesday, the pipeline told NGI.
FERC staff has issued a favorable environmental assessment (EA) for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC’s (TGP) Southwest Louisiana Supply Project, which would provide transportation from various supply basins in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Louisiana to Cameron Interstate Pipeline, which connects directly to the Cameron LNG Terminal in Louisiana, now under construction.
FERC staff will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co.’s (Transco) proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project, which would expand the Transco system to serve additional needs of National Grid beginning with the 2019-2020 heating season.
FERC staff will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) of a trio of projects in two dockets that would expand mainline capacity of Texas Eastern Transmission LP by a combined 622,000 Dth/d to serve markets in the Midwest and Southeast with natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales.
Southern Natural Gas Co. (SNG) has submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a draft implementation plan for its proposed SNG Zone 3 Expansion Project [CP14-493]. According to an application filed at FERC May 30, 2014, the project would add 235 MMcf/d of firm transportation capacity to the existing SNG pipeline system by constructing pipeline loop in Marengo County, AL; installing additional compression at SNG’s existing compressor station in Upson County, GA; installing additional compression and gas cooling at SNG’s existing compressor station in Liberty County, GA; installing compression at a new compressor station to be built in Nassau County, FL; and abandoning a compressor from operation in St. Bernard Parish, LA, relocating it to an existing compressor station in Liberty County, GA. FERC issued an environmental assessment for the project Oct. 31, 2014.
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].
Four U.S. congressmen from Georgia have written to FERC challenging the route and compressor station siting of the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline in southwestern portion of their state. Their chief concern is the facilities’ impact on low-income residents, but sinkholes in the region also are a worry.
FERC has given Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Tetco) permission to launch part of its Ohio Pipeline Energy Network (OPEN) project into service early, after the company sent federal regulators several photos, including an aerial shot, to illustrate that it had started restoration activities at one of its compressor stations.