FERC readies environmental review of Tennessee Gas expansion project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a Dec. 18 notice that it plans to issue an environmental assessment on or around March 11 of next year on a Jan. 30, 2015, application from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct, operate, and maintain certain natural gas pipeline facilities, and authorization to abandon certain facilities, collectively known as the Broad Run Expansion Project.

The project purpose is to provide an additional 200,000 dekatherms per day of firm incremental transportation service through construction of new compressor stations and replacement of compression facilities in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

FERC would reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the environmental assessment (EA) prepared by commission staff, which in this case is June 9, 2016.

The project would include construction and operation of the following 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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