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Dominion gas line expansion ready for service

4 Oct 2017, 7.28 pm GMT

Dominion gas line expansion ready for service

Houston, 4 October (Argus) — Dominion Transmission is ready to bring its 108mn cf/d (3mn m³/d) New Market natural gas pipeline project in New York on line as soon as it gets federal approval.

The pipeline company filed a request to commence service on the $159mn project's facilities, requesting that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) provide authorization by 27 October in accordance with its customer service agreements, and just prior to its planned in service date of November.

The project is designed to improve access to prolific Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas supplies for customers in New York, and flow gas to National Grid utility distribution areas in order to meet growing customer demand. The New Market project involves adding more than 33,000hp of compression to the system through building two new compressor stations and upgrading some existing facilities.

The project was delayed by nearly a year from the original commencement date of November 2016 proposed in Dominion's original application with FERC, filed in June 2014. FERC did not approve the project until April 2016. Dominion began construction in March.

Dominion built new compressor stations in Madison and Chemung counties, and added compression at a station in Montgomery County.

Dominion transports natural gas through about 3,900 miles (6,276km) of interstate transmission and storage pipelines in six states.

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