FERC has denied a request from three environmental groups to rehear a 2017 order authorizing the Mountaineer XPress and Gulf XPress projects, a pair of TransCanada Corp. efforts to increase natural gas pipeline capacity out of the Appalachian Basin by expanding the company’s Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s system.
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FERC staff expects to issue an environmental assessment (EA) next month for Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s (TCO) proposed Buckeye XPress Project in Ohio and West Virginia, which would add another 275 MMcf/d of natural gas capacity to the interstate pipeline system.
A second pipeline expansion project has been sparked by a natural gas market shuffle on the Canada’s east coast that would replace depleted offshore supplies with western production.
Columbia Gas Transmission (CGT) is seeking authorization from FERC to place into service portions of its Mountaineer XPress project, which would increase natural gas pipeline capacity out of the Appalachian Basin by expanding the TransCanada Corp. affiliate’s system.
FERC on Friday issued letter orders to advance a trio of natural gas pipeline projects in the Appalachian Basin.
The same day it OK’d the startup of Atlantic Sunrise, FERC authorized service on another Appalachian takeaway expansion aimed at serving the East Coast, Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s WB XPress Project.
With the cost of construction skyrocketing, FERC has approved a request from Columbia Gas Transmission (CGT) to increase the initial monthly incremental recourse reservation rate on the Mountaineer XPress Project by 49% from the $9.827/Dth originally authorized.
Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (TCO) has completed repair work and restored service on Leach XPress more than a month after the pipeline exploded in Marshall County, WV.
An unintentional release of 165 MMcf of natural gas that burst into flames and damaged a portion of the Leach XPress pipeline in West Virginia, burning more than $437,000 worth of fuel, was likely caused by a landslide, Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (TCO) said in an incident report submitted to the the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (TCO) said based on its current repair schedule for Leach XPress, which was damaged in an explosion earlier this month, it now expects to return the pipeline to service sometime in early July.