FERC begins review of Transco application for New Jersey capacity project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a March 4 notice that on Feb. 18, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) filed an application to construct its Garden State Expansion Project in two phases.

  • In Phase 1, Transco proposes to: construct a new meter and regulating station in Burlington County, New Jersey; uprate an existing electric motor drive to 25,000 horsepower (hp) at Compressor Station 205 in Mercer County, New Jersey; and construct related appurtenances.
  • In Phase 2, Transco proposes to: construct a new 30,500 hp, electric-driven compressor station and appurtenances in Burlington County, New Jersey; uprate two existing electric-driven motors to 16,000 hp each at Compressor Station 205 in Mercer County, New Jersey; and construct related appurtenances.

Transco said the Garden State Expansion Project will provide 180,000 dekatherms per day of firm capacity to a new delivery point with New Jersey Natural Gas Co. Transco estimates the cost of the proposed project to be approximately $116 million.

Within 90 days of this notice, the commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the commission’s public record for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review.

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