Broad Run Expansion Project
On Sept. 6, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Certificate Order to the Broad Run Expansion Project, proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., a Kinder Morgan company. Pending receipt of all required permits, Tennessee Gas plans to commence construction in December 2016 and place the project facilities in service on or before June 1, 2018. The FERC also approved abandonment authority under Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act for compression units and ancillary facilities that will be replaced as part of the project.
The Broad Run Expansion Project will expand transportation capacity of natural gas on the existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline system. The project includes the construction of two new compressor stations in Kanawha County, West Virginia, one new compressor station in Davidson County, Tennessee, and one new compressor station in Madison County, Kentucky. Tennessee Gas also expects to increase compression capacity by modifying two of its existing compressor stations in Powell and Boyd counties in Kentucky by replacing existing capacity with new, higher-rated horsepower compression units.
The Project is expected to generate approximately 400 construction jobs at its peak. The economic impact of construction for the project would be significant as workers will reside locally and rely upon local businesses, housing and support services during the construction period. The estimated annual revenue to state and local taxing bodies will be nearly $5 million following completion of the project.
The Broad Run Expansion Project will provide an incremental 200,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation capacity along the same capacity path as the Broad Run Flexibility project, which was placed in service on Nov. 1, 2015. In 2014, Antero Resources was awarded a total of 790,000 Dth/d of 15-year firm capacity under the two projects from a receipt point on Tennessee Gas’ existing Broad Run Lateral in West Virginia to delivery points in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Estimated capital expenditures for the combined projects are approximately $800 million.
Estimated Broad Run Expansion Project Timeline
- Stakeholder outreach – Ongoing
- FERC Filing – January 31, 2015
- FERC Certificate Order Issued – September 2016
- Begin Construction – December 2016
- Complete Construction – May 2018
- Proposed In-Service Date – June 2018