FERC to write enviro review of Texas Gas pipeline project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) on the Ohio-Louisiana Access Project, involving construction and operation of facilities by Texas Gas Transmission LLC in Caldwell Parish, Acadia Parish, Rapides Parish in Louisiana, and Dearborn County, Indiana.

The commission said in a Jan. 9 notice that it will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. The scoping period, where comments are taken on what should be covered by the EA, will close on Feb. 8.

The purpose of the project would be to flow gas from the northern end of the Texas Gas system to new markets in the Midwest and South. In order to enable gas to flow from north to south, Texas Gas must make yard and station piping modifications at four existing compressor stations along its system. The project would consist of:

  • installation of a new single 10,915 horsepower (hp) natural gas compressor station (Bosco Compressor Station), located in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana;
  • installation of yard and station piping, and other auxiliary facilities at the existing Columbia Compressor Station in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana; Eunice Compressor Station in Acadia Parish, Louisiana; Pineville Compressor Station in Rapides Parish, Louisiana and Dillsboro Compressor Station in Dearborn County, Indiana; and
  • installation of piping and valve modifications and installation of bi-directional metering at the existing Gulf South-Bosco Meter Station in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
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