Tennessee Gas plans November app at FERC for expanded pipeline project

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP), a Kinder Morgan company, said Oct. 14 that it will file the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project certificate application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 20.

Increased interest on the NED Supply portion of the project warrants a request to certificate 1.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of capacity, an increase from 1.0 Bcf/d as submitted in earlier pre-filing documents, the company noted. Additionally, TGP will incorporate several modifications to the route on both the mainline and several delivery laterals resulting from continued dialogue with local community stakeholders. The anticipated in-service date for the NED project remains the same aqt Nov. 1, 2018.

Kinder Morgan had announced Sept. 29 that TGP has executed agreements with producers, local distribution companies (LDCs) and a New York end-use market participant totaling 627,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) for the Supply Path component of NED. The agreements will provide a direct supply link from abundant natural gas fields in Pennsylvania to existing and future Northeast and New England markets, and firm transport of incremental supplies for delivery at or near Wright, New York, the company added. From the Wright area, shippers can deliver into the Market Path component of the NED project for transport to Dracut, Massachusetts, or into TGP’s existing pipeline system or into the Iroquois Gas Transmission system.

These incremental gas supplies will help meet New York and New England’s growing consumer and industrial gas needs, as well as helping to bolster electric reliability in the region.

NED’s Supply Path component, from northeastern Pennsylvania to Wright, New York, is scalable up to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), and its Market Path component is scalable up to 1.3 Bcf/d.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 165 terminals. The company’s pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals, and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and third largest energy company in North America.

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