Columbia Gas Wins FERC Approval for Pipeline Replacement in SWPA

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Columbia Gas Transmission is a huge, 12,000-mile pipeline system stretching from New York State to Ohio to Virginia–and all states in between. Back in 2012, then-owner of Columbia Gas Transmission, NiSource, announced a plan to invest $4 billion to upgrade the entire 12K-mile system (see NiSource Announces $4B Upgrade Plan for Interstate Pipelines). Just a few months ago Columbia was split off into its own company (see NiSource/Columbia Pipeline Divorce is Final). Although it now stands on its own, Columbia continues its $4B upgrade plan. The latest portion of the pipeline to win upgrade approval from the federal government is a project to replace more than 34 miles of bare steel pipeline in Greene, Washington and Allegheny counties with coated, corrosion-resistant steel pipelines. The project is called the Tri-County Bare Steel Replacement Project and Columbia is investing $138 million to make the upgrades…

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