Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) applied Feb. 18 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Transco to construct and operate its Garden State Expansion Project.
The project will enable Transco to provide 180,000 dekatherms per day (dt/day) of incremental firm transportation capacity, in two phases, from Transco’s Station 210 Zone 6 Pool in Mercer County, New Jersey, to a new delivery point with New Jersey Natural Gas Co. (NJNG) on Transco’s Trenton Woodbury Lateral in Burlington County, New Jersey.
Transco requested that the commission issue a final order granting the authorization by Nov. 15, 2015, which will enable Transco to maintain the construction schedule required to meet the Nov. 1, 2016 target in-service date for Phase 1 of the project and the Aug. 1, 2017, target in-service date for Phase 2 of the project. Phase 1 will provide 20,000 dt/day and Phase 2 will provide an additional 160,000 dt/day. Transco has executed a binding precedent agreement with NJNG for 100% of the incremental, year-round firm transportation service to be provided under the project.
The project will include: installation of a new compressor station and a new meter and regulating station co-located on the Trenton Woodbury Lateral in Burlington County, New Jersey; modification and addition of compression at an existing compressor station; and construction or modification of related appurtenant underground and aboveground facilities. No expansion of the pipeline is required. Transco estimates that the proposed facilities will cost approximately $116 million.