FERC Approves Northeast Supply Link

January 2012, Vol. 239 No. 1

Williams Partners’ Transco pipeline filed an application with the FERC to provide 250,000 Dth/d of incremental, year-round firm natural gas transportation capacity to serve growing markets in the Northeast by November 2013.

The Northeast Supply Link project is designed to expand certain segments of the existing Transco pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The expansion will primarily consist of 12 miles of pipe at various locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in addition to a 25,000-hp compressor station in Essex County, NJ along with other facility modifications. Cost of the project is estimated at $341 million.

Compressor station construction could begin in November with pipeline construction following in spring.