FERC okays gas system upgrade project of Carolina Gas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 19 approved a February 2014 application from Carolina Gas Transmission Corp. for a certificate on a compressor station in South Carolina, and about 1,300 feet of 8-inch diameter pipeline, as well as to increase the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) on one of its existing pipelines (called the Edgemoor Compressor Station Project).

The proposed compressor station in Chester County will consist of three refurbished Solar Saturn 20-1600 natural gas-fired combustion turbine compressor sets, each with a nominal power output of 1,600 horsepower, and one refurbished Solar Centaur 40-4700S natural gas-fired combustion turbine compressor set with a nominal power output of 4,700 horsepower.

In addition, Carolina Gas will construct and operate 1,300 feet of 8-inch diameter pipeline within existing right-of-way to extend the existing Cone Mills Lateral from the Bowater Junction Lateral town border station to the discharge line of the proposed Edgemoor Compressor Station. Carolina Gas also proposes to increase the MAOP of its existing Line 2 between the existing Woodward Road mainline valve station in Aiken County, S.C., and the Sally Junction mainline valve station in Orangeburg County, S.C.

Carolina Gas estimates the cost of the proposed project will be approximately $23.8 million. Carolina Gas stated that it conducted a general solicitation of interest on its website in late 2012. As a result, Carolina Gas entered into precedent agreements with South Carolina Electric & Gas and Calpine Energy LP to provide transportation service for approximately 45,000 dekatherms (Dth) per day to South Carolina Electric & Gas’ and Calpine Energy’s requested delivery points.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.