FERC plans enviro review on Transco’s Gulf Connector project in Texas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Sept. 22 that it will take comments until Oct. 24 on what should be covered in an environmental assessment on the Gulf Connector Expansion Project, which involves construction and operation of facilities by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) in Wharton, San Patricio, Hardin, and Victoria counties, Texas.

The commission will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity.

According to Transco, the Gulf Connector Expansion Project would provide about 475 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day to liquefied natural gas terminals in Freeport Bay and Corpus Christi Bay, Texas. The Gulf Connector Expansion Project would consist of the following facilities:

  • a new compressor station to be known as Compressor Station 32 located in San Patricio County, Texas;
  • piping and valve modifications at an existing compressor station known as Compressor Station 40 located in Hardin County, Texas;
  • a new compressor station to be known as Compressor Station 17 located in San Patricio County, Texas;
  • a new compressor station to be known as Compressor Station 23 located in Victoria County, Texas;
  • piping and valve modifications at an existing compressor station known as Compressor Station 30 located in Wharton County, Texas;
  • a new interconnection with Corpus Christi LNG located in San Patricio County, Texas; and
  • use of the decommissioned Compressor Station 20 as a construction storage yard.
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