FERC has authorized Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP subsidiary Texas Gas Transmission LLC to place its Southern Indiana Market Lateral Project into service.

In a letter order issued Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [CP15-14] said Texas Gas’s request earlier this month to place the pipeline into service was in compliance with the regulatory agency’s environmental orders from last December (see Daily GPI, June 3; June 2).

“Based on our June 14-15 field inspection and Texas Gas’s June 13 weekly status report, I find that Texas Gas has adequately stabilized the workspaces associated with the project and that restoration of disturbed areas is proceeding satisfactorily,” J. Rich McGuire, a director within FERC’s environment and engineering division, wrote in the order. “I understand that Texas Gas will continue to update Commission staff on remaining restoration activities in its weekly status reports.”

The Southern Indiana Market Lateral Project includes 30.6 miles of 10-inch diameter pipeline lateral with a capacity of 53,500 MMBtu/d. The pipeline extends from an interconnection with Texas Gas’s existing Robards Junction facilities in Henderson County, KY, to an interconnection with SABIC Innovative Plastics Mt. Vernon in Posey County, IN.

Last March, Texas Gas received FERC approval for its Northern Supply Access Project [CP15-513], which will allow it to transport gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica shales region to Midwestern and southern markets (see Daily GPI, March 29).

Two months later, the company also received FERC approval for its Ohio-Louisiana Access Project. That project provides capacity for Marcellus/Utica gas to travel from Lebanon, OH, to Midwestern and southern markets through the addition of north-to-south capability on Texas Gas’s system (see Daily GPI, May 31).