Vector Seeks Shipper Interest In Third Expansion Of Pipeline

December 2009 Vol. 236 No. 12

Vector Pipeline L.P. and Vector Pipeline Limited Partnership held a binding open season in November to secure shipper interest in a third expansion of the Vector Pipeline System.

The 2011 expansion proposes to add long-haul capacity of up to 115 MMcf/d by adding two new compressors and upgrades to the U.S. portion of the system. The expansion could also include incremental short-haul capacity (from Washington, MI to Dawn, Ontario) by adding a loop to the U.S. and/or Canadian portion of the pipeline system. If justified by shipper support, an in-service date of November 2011 is planned for the long-haul capacity.

“Business conditions have stabilized and gas supply development continues to increase,” said John Donaldson, vice president of marketing for Vector Pipeline. “We see increasing demand at Dawn along with storage expansions in southeastern Michigan and southwestern Ontario. Supply access is also on the upswing, particularly in the Midwest, with the recently constructed and announced pipelines from the Rockies.”