FERC Gives Columbia WB XPress Enviro Thumbs Up

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In Jan. 2016, Columbia Pipeline Group (now owned by TransCanada) filed their full, official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval of the $850 million WB XPress Project (see Columbia Pipeline Files to Build $850M WB XPress Project in WV/VA). WB XPress consists of two new compressor stations, 26 miles of pipeline replacement located along existing corridors, and 2.9 miles of new pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia. The WB XPress Project will expand capacity of the Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline system in the region by 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), linking Marcellus gas supplies to new markets. The first and most important step in an approval process is an environmental review conducted by FERC. If the environmental assessment (EA) comes back positive, the project is virtually assured of approval. Good news: FERC just delivered a favorable EA for WB XPress…

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