The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 13 issued notice about an April 2 application from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC requesting authorization to construct and operate its Susquehanna West Project located in Pennsylvania.
The proposed project will increase east-to-west delivery capacity in the region by approximately 145,000 dekatherms per day. The project involves: approximately 8.1 miles of new 36-inch diameter pipeline looping in Tioga County, Pennsylvania; pipeline modifications associated with the pipeline loops; modification to piping at Compressor Station 315, Compressor Station 317, and Compressor Station 319; and an increase in horsepower at two of the three existing compressor stations. Tennessee estimates the cost of the project to be approximately $156.4 million.
Within 90 days of this notice, the commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the public record for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal.
Tennessee Gas asked for issuance of the requested certificate authorization by April 15, 2016, to ensure timely construction of the project.
Tennessee’s interstate pipeline system is fully subscribed in the region of Pennsylvania where the project is located. In order to meet new demand for transportation service, Tennessee proposes to create 145,000 Dth per day of additional east-to-west firm natural gas transportation capacity on Tennessee’s 300 Line from Tennessee’s existing Shoemaker Dehy receipt meter (Meter #412846) in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, to the Rose Lake delivery meter (Meter #420527) in Potter County, Pennsylvania. This transportation capacity will serve an existing downstream contract on the National Fuel Gas Supply Northern Access Project.