Fortunately, there are some key pipeline projects already approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that don’t require any further approvals (or interference) by FERC commissioners. One such project is the Westbrook XPress Project, part of TC Energy’s Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS). Westbrook XPress will flow an extra 124 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of Marcellus/Utica natural gas into New England. On Tuesday TC Energy asked FERC for permission to commence construction. This morning FERC approved it.