Susquehanna West Project
On Sept. 6, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Certificate Order for the proposed Susquehanna West Project, proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc.. FERC issued a Notice to Proceed on Jan. 4, 2017.
The fully subscribed $156 million Susquehanna West Project will transport additional volumes of natural gas to the Susquehanna region of Pennsylvania. The project will provide 145,000 dekatherms of additional capacity for Statoil Natural Gas LLC. The project, in Tioga County, includes approximately 8.2 miles of new 36-inch pipeline looping on the TGP Line 300 system. Looping involves the installation of additional pipe that is installed adjacent to and connecting with existing pipeline. Also, piping modifications associated with the pipeline loop are planned at three existing compressor stations: one in Tioga County and two in Bradford County.
TGP also expects to increase compression capacity and modify piping and other equipment at two existing compressor stations in Bradford County. Modifications to the compressor station cooling systems will be completed within an existing compressor station in Tioga County. TGP began preliminary planning work on the project in 2014, including site analysis, outreach, surveying, engineering and permitting activities.
Pending receipt of all required state permits, TGP plans to begin construction of the project in early 2017 and place the project facilities in service on or before Nov. 1, 2017.