$29 Million Niagara Expansion To Begin Service In 2015

February 2014, Vol. 241 No. 2

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a unit of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., has signed a binding, 15-year firm transportation precedent agreement with Seneca Resources Corp., the wholly owned exploration and production subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Co., to ship 158,000 Dth/d of natural gas to eastern Canadian markets on the Niagara Expansion project. Subject to regulatory approvals, the $29 million Niagara Expansion is expected to begin service Nov. 1, 2015.

Seneca will serve as the foundation shipper for TGP’s Niagara Expansion Project, which is designed to provide transportation from the Marcellus Shale to TGP’s interconnect with TransCanada Pipeline in Niagara County, NY, to serve growing markets in eastern Canada. TGP will provide for the expansion capacity through a combination of existing capacity, pipeline looping, compressor station modifications and off-system capacity on the interstate pipeline system of National Fuel Gas Supply Corp., also a wholly owned subsidiary of National Fuel.