FERC readies enviro review on Northern Supply project of Texas Gas

The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) on the Northern Supply Access Project, which would involve construction and operation of facilities by Texas Gas Transmission LLC in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The commission said in a Sept. 4 notice that it will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. It will take scoping comments on what should be covered in the EA until Oct. 5.

Texas Gas proposes to construct, install, own, operate, and maintain the proposed Northern Supply Access Project, which would involve modifications at eight existing compressor stations along its existing pipeline and one new compressor station located in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The project is designed to provide an additional 384,000 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day of north to south transportation capacity on Texas Gas’s system while maintaining bi-directional flow capability on its system.

Texas Gas proposes to modify seven existing compressor stations located in Lawrence and Dearborn counties, Indiana; Webster, Breckinridge, and Jefferson counties, Kentucky; Tipton County, Tennessee; and Coahoma County, Mississippi, by installing yard and station pipeline and various auxiliary facilities.

Texas Gas also proposes to modify the existing Bastrop Compressor Station in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, by classifying four existing compressor units as back-up units (a total of 7,040 horsepower) and adding one new 9,688 horsepower turbine compressor unit. The project also includes the construction and operation of the new 23,877 horsepower Harrison Compressor Station in Hamilton County, Ohio.

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