FERC Thursday issued a favorable environmental review of TransColorado Gas Transmission’s proposal to relocate two compressor facilities in Colorado and build a new interconnect with Rockies Express Pipeline (REX).

TransColorado, a Kinder Morgan pipeline, proposes to move a 2,370 hp compressor unit and a 3,550 hp unit from the Greasewood Compressor Station in Rio Blanco, CO, six miles to the pipeline’s Meeker Compressor Station. The pipeline also seeks to build an interconnect with REX at the Meeker station [CPP05-45, CP06-401].

TransColorado said construction associated with the installation of the compressor units would take about four months, and would begin in October if the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issues a certificate, according to the environmental assessment.

Relocating the compressor units and the installing the REX connection would accommodate the changing market needs of Williams Energy Marketing on the TransColorado pipeline system and increases the overall flexibility of its system, the pipeline said.

When the compressors are relocated, TransColorado said it would be capable of delivering 130,000 Dth/d to Wyoming Interstate Co.’s pipeline at the Greasewood Compressor Station and 210,000 Dth/d to the REX pipeline via the proposed interconnect at the Meeker Compressor Station.

TransColorado is a 300-mile gas pipeline system that extends from the Greasewood-area pipeline interconnects in Rio Blanco County to a point of interconnection with El Paso Natural Gas, Transwestern and Southern Trails interstate pipelines at the Blanco Hub in San Juan County, NM.

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