Transco’s New York Bay Expansion Goes Live, Flows More Gas to NYC

Williams announced yesterday that its New York Bay Expansion pipeline project to flow an extra 115 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas to New York City is now online and working. In July 2015, Williams filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the $130 million project, which will flow Marcellus gas to 500,000 additional New York City residents by the 2017/2018 heating season (see Williams Announces New Upgrades to Transco Pipeline into NYC). In July 2016, FERC approved the project and construction began (see FERC Approves Transco Expansion Projects in NYC & Virginia). The project expanded capacity on the 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 the work was done in existing rights-of-way and at existing facilities, with no new building or greenfield construction necessary. That didn’t stop the crazies from protesting, which they did. The good news is that the project is now completed and more yummy, fracked Marcellus gas is now flowing to customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island…

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