Fairburn Expansion Project

On Feb. 3, 2017, Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (SNG), a joint venture equally owned by subsidiaries of Kinder Morgan, Inc. and Southern Company, filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its Fairburn Expansion Project. The Fairburn Expansion Project will provide approximately 343,164 dekatherms per day of additional firm transportation capacity. Customers signing long-term agreements with SNG for the additional transportation capacity include:

  • Southern Company Services, Inc., as Agent for its affiliated electric companies, Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Mississippi Power Company, Gulf Power Company and Southern Power Company
  • Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia
  • UPS
  • City of Austell, Georgia
  • Southeast Alabama Gas District
  • Interconn Resources, Inc

The Fairburn Expansion Project is designed to provide incremental, firm natural gas transportation capacity into the Southeast market. The approximately $240 million Project includes the construction of a new compressor station in Fulton County, Georgia; a new 1.6-mile pipeline loop in Monroe County, Georgia; a new 4.9-mile pipeline in Fayette and Fulton Counties, Georgia; acquisition of certain assets from Southern Company, in addition to new meter stations and other upgrades on the current SNG system throughout the state of Georgia.

On August 18th, 2017, the FERC issued an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Fairburn Expansion Project. This document assessed the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Fairburn Expansion Project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency participated in the development of the EA as cooperating agencies. The EA concluded that the Fairburn Expansion Project would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

On February 15, 2018, the FERC issued their order approving the project. Construction began on the project on March 5, 2018.

The Project is expected to generate approximately 455 construction jobs at its peak. Workers will generally reside locally and rely upon nearby businesses, housing and support services during the construction period, thereby providing a positive economic impact.