Williams Announces New Upgrades to Transco Pipeline into NYC

More yummy Marcellus Shale gas will be flowing to 500,000 additional New York City residents by the 2017/2018 heating season if an application just filed by Williams with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gets approved. Last week Williams filed an application with FERC for the New York Bay Expansion Project. The $130 million project will expand capacity on the mighty Transco pipeline by installing new compressor station equipment, replacing a quarter mile of pipeline (in New Jersey), and upgrading meter and regulator stations at several locations in NJ, PA and NY. All work will be done in existing rights-of-way and at existing facilities–no new building or greenfield construction necessary. But that won’t stop the crazies from opposing it…

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