Orion Project

On October 9, 2015, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its proposed and fully subscribed Orion Project. The proposed project consists of constructing approximately 13 miles of pipeline looping, (i.e., installation of additional pipe adjacent to and connecting with the existing pipeline), in Pike and Wayne counties, Pennsylvania. In addition, TGP proposes to make minor modifications to one existing compressor station in Pike County, Pennsylvania. No new compression will be required for the Project.

The Project received its FERC certificate on Feb. 2, 2017.

The Orion Project will allow TGP to transport up to 135,000 dekatherms per day of additional firm natural gas capacity on its pipeline system. The Orion Project is supported by long-term binding agreements with three shippers for all of the firm transportation capacity to be created by the project.

The project is expected to generate approximately 275 construction jobs at its peak.

A number of federal and state agencies will be involved with the approval and oversight of the project, including the FERC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The approximately $109 million Orion Project will provide 135,000 Dth/d of capacity for three customers and is ahead of schedule. TGP has reached agreement with the project customers for early in-service which is anticipated as early as December 2017.