Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) has filed at FERC for a looping project on its 300 Line that would serve growing demand in the Middle Atlantic and New England regions with additional service from Susquehanna County, PA, to Pike County, PA.

Customers that have signed up for all of the 135,000 Dth/d of incremental capacity on the Orion Project are South Jersey Resources Group LLC, South Jersey Gas Co., and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., according to the Kinder Morgan Inc. pipeline’s filing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [CP16-4].

Orion is composed of three components: construction of a 36-inch, 8.23-mile pipeline loop along the 300 Line in Wayne and Pike counties, PA (Loop 322); construction of a 36-inch diameter, 4.68-mile loop along the 300 Line in Pike County (Loop 323); and installation of appurtenant and auxiliary facilities.

Tennessee asked for authorization by Nov. 1, 2016 to allow for construction to start during the first quarter of 2017 and a June 1, 2018 in-service date as requested by the project shippers. The projected project cost is $143 million.

“Tennessee’s interstate pipeline system is fully subscribed in the region of Pennsylvania where the project is located,” Tennessee said. “In order to meet the project shippers’ demand for transportation service, Tennessee proposes to add approximately 135,000 Dth/d of additional firm west-to-east natural gas transportation capacity on its 300 Line from Tennessee’s existing interconnect with Williams Field Services Co. LLC (Meter #47768, the ‘Gibson’ meter) in Zone 4 in Susquehanna County, PA, to Tennessee’s existing interconnect with Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (Meter #420245, the ‘Milford’ meter), in Zone 4 in Pike County, PA.”