FERC issues enviro review on Texas Gas project to add north-to-south capacity

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 27 put out for comment until Feb. 25 an environmental assessment (EA) for the Northern Supply Access Project proposed by Texas Gas Transmission LLC.

Texas Gas in June 2015 requested authorization to construct and operate natural gas facilities in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana to provide an additional 384,000 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas of north to south transportation capacity on its existing system.

The project involves modifications at eight existing compressor stations in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana; Coahoma County, Mississippi; Tipton County, Tennessee; Webster, Breckinridge, and Jefferson counties, Kentucky; and Lawrence and Dearborn counties, Indiana. Texas Gas would also construct one new 23,877 horsepower compressor station in Hamilton County, Ohio. Texas Gas would maintain bi-directional flow capability on its system.

Project elements include:

  • construct and operate one new 23,877 horsepower Harrison Compressor Station in Hamilton County, Ohio;
  • 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;
  • modify the existing Dillsboro Compressor Station in Dearborn County, Indiana by installing air-cooled heat exchangers, valves, and fittings; and
  • modify the existing Clarksdale Compressor Station in Coahoma County, Mississippi, Covington Compressor Station in Tipton County, Tennessee, Slaughters Compressor Station in Webster County, Kentucky, Hardinsburg Compressor Station in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, Jeffersontown Compressor Station in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Leesville Compressor Station in Lawrence County, Indiana, by installing yard and station pipeline and various auxiliary facilities.

Texas Gas proposes to begin construction April 1, 2016, to achieve a targeted in-service date of April 1, 2017.

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