It’s official. Since last year we’ve known about and have reported on plans by Williams and Cabot Oil & Gas to build a new Marcellus Shale pipeline from Susquehanna County, PA to Schoharie County, NY–called the Constitution Pipeline (see New Marcellus Constitution Pipeline Announces “Final” Route). On Friday, Williams filed the official application for the new pipeline with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Original plans called for the FERC filing to happen in “spring” of this year, with construction set to begin in April 2014 and the pipeline coming online in March 2015. According to the latest press release, the in-service date is still on track.
In addition to three original investors, the Constitution Pipeline picked up a fourth investor just a few weeks ago (see New Partner Invests in Marcellus Shale Constitution Pipeline). Perhaps that’s why a “spring” filing became an “early summer” filing? The announcement from Williams last Friday: