The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Upgrade Project (previously reported on here), also known as the 300 Line Project, has just cleared a major hurdle on its way to becoming reality. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has completed an environmental assessment of the proposed project and has found there will be no major impact to the environment from the proposed pipeline.
The 300 Line Project involves the installation of seven looping segments in Pennsylvania and New Jersey totaling approximately 128 miles of 30-inch pipeline, and the addition of approximately 55,000 horsepower following the installation of two new compressor stations and upgrades at seven existing compressor stations. The new stations will be built in northwestern Pennsylvania.*
Construction is set to begin in the later half of 2010, and the pipeline will come online by the end of 2011.
*Wayne Independent (Mar 1) – Gas pipeline project clears review