FERC issues notice about major gas pipeline projects in Michigan, Ohio

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 7 issued a notice about recent applications for two companion gas pipeline projects.

On November 20, NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC sought authorization: to construct approximately 255.9 miles of new, 36-inch-diameter interstate pipeline in Ohio and Michigan;  to construct four compressor stations, totaling 130,000 horsepower (HP); and to construct various appurtenances (collectively called the NEXUS Project).

NEXUS states that the proposed pipeline will have a capacity of 1.5 million dekatherms per day (Dth/d) and estimates the cost of the NEXUS Project to be approximately $2,095,267,444.

Additionally, on November 20, Texas Eastern Transmission LP filed an application for authorization: to construct approximately 4.4 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipeline loop in Monroe County, Ohio; to construct 1,790 feet of connecting pipeline to the NEXUS Project in Columbiana County, Ohio; to construct a new 18,800 HP compressor station in Columbiana County, Ohio; to construct a new 9,400 HP compressor unit at its existing Colerain Compressor Station in Belmont County, Ohio; to modify Line 73 to allow for bi-directional flow; and to construct various appurtenances (collectively, the TEAL Project).

Texas Eastern estimates the cost of the TEAL Project to be approximately $183,519,668.

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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.