ANR Pipeline Succeeds, Reversing Flow to Ship Utica/Marcellus Gas

MDN told you a few weeks ago that ANR Pipeline, owned by TransCanada, would potentially become bi-direction and reverse flows to carry Utica and Marcellus Shale gas to the Gulf Coast–if they can secure enough commitments from shippers (see TransCanada’s ANR Pipeline to Reverse & Carry Marcellus Gas South). ANR offered up to 600,000 dekatherms (or 600 million cubic feet, Mmcf) per day of capacity in the Utica/Marcellus. Yesterday ANR announced they have met their goal–and then some. Not only have they got 600 Mmcf/d of commitments for the portion coming from the Utica/Marcellus, they’ve secured enough commitments in other locations to move a total 2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day along the ANR Pipeline system both north and south, which stretches 10,600 miles through the midsection of the U.S.

Here is the good news announcement from ANR that they’re going bi-directional and now have firm commitments for the next 23 (!) years:

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