Texas Eastern pursues Gulf Markets Expansion Project approval at FERC

On Feb. 19, Texas Eastern Transmission LP applied for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorization to construct and operate the Gulf Markets Expansion Project.

Specifically, said a March 4 FERC notice about the application, the project will enable Texas Eastern to provide 650 MMcf/d of firm transportation service to the Gulf Coast region of Louisiana and Texas, as well as to provide mainline markets with the opportunity to access growing supply basins in the Northeast.

The project consists of: the construction of one new compressor station at Provident City in Lavaca County, Texas; the installation of a new compressor unit at an existing compression station in Opelousas, Louisiana; and other facilities modifications. Texas Eastern proposes rolled-in rate treatment for the project, and to charge its existing recourse rates for service on the project. The cost of the project will be approximately $149.1 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 recordfor this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. 

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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.