Cabot Oil & Gas announced the Constitution Pipeline Co. has pushed back its projected in-service from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the second half of 2017. The adjustment is to ensure compliance with the environmental conditions of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion.
Specifically, the in-service date adjustment is in response to the rapidly closing environmental window to complete tree-felling activities prior to March 31. Assuming Constitution receives the final notice to proceed in time to complete stream-crossing activities during the summer window this year, the pipeline could be in-service as early as August 2017.
“While this adjustment to the in-service date is disappointing, we are optimistic Constitution Pipeline will be placed in-service during 2017 to help meet the growing natural gas demand in New York and New England,” said Cabot President and CEO Dan O. Dinges.