Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) extended its lead in the crowdedrace to serve the expanding gas-fired power generation market inFlorida this week when FERC staff issued draft environmentalapproval for its Phase IV mainline expansion.
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Due to its success in the race for Georgia gas customers,Georgia Natural Gas Services (GNGS) announced Monday it will open anew call center in Cobb County to help answer newly-acquiredcustomers’ questions. The Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) affiliate has wonover one-third of the 839,000 total switches, second only to ScanaCorp.’s 40% market share.
In the race to obtain as much of the bounteous Florida market aspossible, Williams has taken the early lead over Coastal as thecompany reported 1.3 Bcf/d in nominations received during theBuccaneer Pipeline open season. The open season ended in lateMarch.
The U.S. leg of the proposed Vector Pipeline has won finalenvironmental approval at FERC, moving it within one step ofbecoming certified as the first new pipeline capable of providingtakeaway transportation for the steady influx of western Canadiangas supplies entering the Chicago market. The Commission’s actioncomes in the wake of the National Energy Board’s final approval ofthe 15-mile Canadian portion of the project.
The 1 Bcf/d Vector Pipeline project has taken the lead amongmajor pipelines designed to move gas east from Chicago. Vector wonpreliminary approval on non-environmental grounds from FERC lastweek, which puts it ahead of the TriState Pipeline, IndependencePipeline and the Tennessee Eastern Express projects in the strugglethrough the regulatory process.