FERC to write enviro review on Tennessee Gas expansion project in three states

The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) covering the Broad Run Expansion Project, which involves construction and operation of facilities by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC in Kanawha County, West Virginia; Madison, Powell, and Boyd counties, Kentucky; and Davidson County, Tennessee.

The commission said in a May 1 notice that it will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. Scoping comments on what should be covered in the EA are being taken until June 1.

Tennessee proposes to build four new compressor stations, and add compression and modify two existing compressor stations to transport up to 200,000 dekatherms per day. Tennessee also proposes to improve efficiency and reduce certain emissions by replacing older existing compression facilities on its system with newer compressor units.

The Broad Run Expansion Project would include construction and operation of these facilities:

  • two new compressor stations in Kanawha County, West Virginia, to be known as the Tyler Mountain Compressor Station (CS 118A) and the Rocky Fork Compressor Station (CS 119A);
  • a new compressor station in Madison County, Kentucky, to be known as the Richmond Compressor Station (CS 875);
  • a new compressor station in Davidson County, Tennessee, to be known as the Pinnacle Compressor Station (CS 563); and
  • modifications (including abandonment and replacement of certain compression units, system components, and associated facilities) at the existing Clay City Compressor Station in Powell County, Kentucky (CS 106), and the existing Catlettsburg Compressor Station in Boyd County, Kentucky (CS 114).
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