Tennesee Gas Pipeline Receives Approval for Northeast Upgrade

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday approved a request by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company to upgrade its Northeast Project with construction of extra pipeline loops in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as compressor plant upgrades in both states. The end result will be an extra 636,000 dekatherms of gas delivered per year in the important northeast market—most of it Marcellus Shale gas.

From the FERC press release:

The proposed Project includes the following facilities:

  • installation of approximately 40.3 miles of new 30-inch-diameter pipeline loop in five separate segments in Bradford, Wayne, and Pike Counties, Pennsylvania; and Sussex, Passaic, and Bergen Counties, New Jersey;
  • modifications of four existing compressor stations in Bradford, Susquehanna, and Pike Counties, Pennsylvania; and Sussex County, New Jersey;
  • abandonment of an existing meter station and construction of a new meter station in Bergen County, New Jersey;
  • installation of associated appurtenant aboveground facilities including mainline valves and pig launchers and receivers; and
  • use of contractor/pipe yards and access roads.*

*FERC Press Release (Nov 21, 2011) – Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Northeast Upgrade Project