FERC issues Energy Infrastructure Update for December 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its Energy Infrastructure Update for December 2014. The report notes that nine natural gas pipeline projects (total length: 394.6 miles; total capacity: 4.084 billion ft3/d) were proposed in December 2014, while eight were certificated (total length: 271.9 miles; total capacity 4.8456 billion ft3/d) and two were placed in service (total length: 9.05 miles; total capacity: 193.4 million ft3/d).

Natural gas highlights

  • Transco received authorisation to construct and operate its Leidy Southeast Expansion Project which will provide 525 million ft3/d of capacity from Transco’s Leidy Line in PA to delivery points as far south as AL.
  • ANR received authorisation to construct and operate its Sulphur Springs Compression Project which will provide 133.6 million ft3/d of capacity on ANR’s Lebanon Lateral in IN and OH.
  • Constitution Pipeline and Iroquois received authorisation to construct and operate the Constitution Pipeline and Wright Interconnection Projects. These projects will provide 650 million ft3/d of capacity from receipt points in Susquehanna County, PA, to the proposed Wright interconnection with Iroquois in Schoharie County, NY.
  • TETCO received authorisation to construct and operate its OPEN Project. This project will provide 550 million ft3/d of capacity from receipt points in OH to delivery points in the Gulf Coast area.
  • Columbia received authorisation to construct and operate its East Side Expansion Project. This project will provide 312 million ft3/d of capacity for five shippers on Columbia’s existing system in PA, NJ, NY, and MD.
  • TETCO received authorisation to construct and operate its U2GC Project, which will provide 425 million ft3/d of capacity from receipt points in PA to an interconnection with Panhandle Eastern Pipeline near Gas City, IN.
  • Corpus Christi LNG received authorisation to construct and operate an LNG terminal in San Patricio and Nueces Counties, TX, with the capacity to export 2.140 billion ft3/d and the capacity to import 400 million ft3/d. Corpus Christi Pipeline received authorisation to construct and operate pipeline facilities to provide 2.250 billion ft3/d of capacity and bidirectional flow to the proposed Corpus Christi LNG terminal.
  • Dominion Cove Point requests authorisation to construct and operate its St. Charles Transportation and Keys Energy Projects which would provide 132 million ft3/d and 107 million ft3/d of capacity, respectively, to serve CPV Maryland’s and Key Energy Centers’ proposed 725 and 735 MW power plants in Charles and Prince Georges Counties, MD.
  • Transco requests authorisation to construct and operate its Gulf Trace Expansion Project, which would provide 1.200 billion ft3/d of capacity and bi-directional flow on its system in LA for delivery to Sabin Pass LNG in Cameron Parish, LA.
  • Equitrans requests authorisation to construct and operate its Ohio Valley Connector Project which would provide 850 million ft3/d of capacity to transport gas produced in the Appalachian Basin to markets in the Gulf Coast area.
  • Eagle LNG commenced the Commission’s pre-filing process to construct and operate an export liquefaction facility in the City of Jacksonville, FL, which would have a deliverability of 75 million ft3/d.
  • UGI Sunbury commenced the Commission’s pre-filing process to construct and operate its Sunbury Pipeline Project which would provide 200 million ft3/d of capacity to Hummel’s proposed power plant in Snyder County, PA.
  • NEXUS commenced the Commission’s pre-filing process to construct and operate its NEXUS Gas Transmission Project which would provide 1.500 billion ft3/d of capacity from the Marcellus and Utica shale basins to markets in the Upper Midwest.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

Published on 30/01/2015


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