A unit of Williams Partners L.P. initiated a binding open season from March 4-26 for expansion of Transco pipeline to provide incremental firm natural gas transportation capacity to transport growing Pennsylvania Marcellus supply to New York and New Jersey markets.
The Northeast Supply Link expansion project is designed to provide 420,000 Dth/d of firm service on Williams Partners’ Transco natural gas pipeline from interconnections accessing Marcellus production along its Leidy Line in Pennsylvania to its Station 210 pooling point and existing New York City delivery points. Transco has executed a precedent agreement with an anchor shipper for 200,000 Dth/d of the capacity and the remaining 220,000 Dth/d will be offered to others in the open season.
Subject to approval by the FERC, the first phase of the project is designed to be placed into service in November 2012, providing 120,000 Dth/d of firm service. The second phase would follow in November 2013, providing the full project capacity.
The level of market interest will determine the cost and pipeline facilities required for the expansion. For customer inquiries, contact Gary Duvall at (713) 215-2589.