Millennium Pipe Asks FERC to Approve Eastern System Upgrade in NY

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The Millennium Pipeline stretches ~244 miles from Independence in Steuben County, NY to Buena Vista in Rockland County, NY. The Millennium, which is supplied by local production and storage fields and interconnecting upstream pipelines, serves customers along its route in New York’s Southern Tier region and helps meet the energy needs of northeast markets. Earlier this year, the Millennium pre-filed an application for what it calls its Eastern System Upgrade (ESU). The ESU would add 7.8 miles of extra looped pipeline in Orange County, upgrade a compressor station in Delaware County, build a new compressor in Sullivan County and make some minor tweaks to metering stations in Rockland County (see Millennium Pipeline Files with FERC to Upgrade Eastern Region). The ESU will pump another $275 million into the New York economy with the end result of increasing the flow of natural gas for New York and beyond by fall 2018. Last Friday the Millennium officially filed and asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to move forward and build. That’s despite the best efforts by THE Delaware Riverkeeper to stop this (and all other) pipeline project…

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