National Fuel Gas Supply held a binding open season ending Oct. 8 for incremental transportation capacity from new and existing system interconnects in the Marcellus Shale fairway in central Pennsylvania.
Expansion facilities are planned to serve key Northeast markets via the Leidy, PA natural gas market hub. The new pipeline and compression facilities will be located largely along existing infrastructure and may be constructed in two phases, as determined by shipper requests.
Phase I will be designed to transport 200,000 Dth/d from the Marcellus-producing area through a 32-mile pipeline to be constructed through Elk, Cameron, and Clinton counties to the Leidy hub with an anticipated in-service date of November 2011. Phase II facilities will be designed to provide additional transportation capacity for at least 300,000 Dth/d and will consist of 50 miles of pipeline and compression, extending the Phase I facilities through Clearfield and Jefferson counties to Supply Corporation’s Line K in western Elk County for an anticipated in-service date of November 2012. Additional information can be obtained at www.nationalfuelgas.com/supply.