New Project Seeks to “Uprate” Transco Pipeline in Northern NJ

On Friday Williams announced a new pipeline project sure to spur controversy in nutty New Jersey. On Friday Williams filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Rivervale South to Market project. The Rivervale project will expand the mighty Transco pipeline in northern New Jersey to deliver an extra 190 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of low-carbon, clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas to markets in northern NJ and New York City. The project calls for “uprating” a little over 10 miles of pipeline (same pipeline with more pressure and more gas), and adding a half mile of new looping pipeline–which is more than enough to set off the environmental whackadoodles at the NJ Sierra Club. Here’s the good news that more fracked shale gas will be on the way to the NYC metro area in time for the 2019/2020 winter heating season…

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