Spectra Energy’s subsidiary, Texas Eastern Transmission, received FERC approval for the Texas Eastern Appalachia to Market (TEAM) 2012 expansion project.
Once completed, it will expand Texas Eastern’s existing pipeline system to deliver additional Appalachian and Marcellus Shale natural gas supplies to various premium markets, including the Northeast.
The TEAM 2012 project involves installing additional pipeline and compression on Texas Eastern’s mainline system in Pennsylvania. When completed in the fourth quarter, the expansion will provide additional capacity of up to 200 MMcf/d.
The company also is planning to install a pipeline interconnection from its facilities to the Columbia Gas Transmission facilities near Marietta, PA.
Spectra Energy’s TEAM 2012 is the first in a series of projects designed to move Marcellus shale and other Appalachian natural gas supplies from southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to various markets, including the Northeast. The company is developing several opportunities to move supplies from the Appalachian Basin shale plays to various existing and new markets.