Transco To Invest $55 Million In Mid-Atlantic Expansion

January 2011 Vol. 238 No. 1

Williams Partners L.P.’s Transco pipeline has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide an additional 142,000 Dth/d of incremental firm natural gas transportation capacity to serve growing markets in the Mid-Atlantic region by November 2012.

The Mid-Atlantic Connector expansion project is designed to provide Virginia Power Services Energy Corp. and Baltimore Gas & Electric with incremental firm transportation capacity from a Transco interconnection with East Tennessee Natural Gas in Rockingham County, NC to delivery points as far north as Maryland.

The proposed expansion will consist of three miles of pipeline and upgrades to existing compressor facilities in Virginia. The capital cost of the project is estimated at $55 million.

The Transco pipeline is a 10,000-mile pipeline system which transports natural gas to markets throughout the Northeast and Southeast. System capacity is 8.6 Bcf/d.

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