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Transco seeks FERC approval

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Williams Partners L.P. has announced that Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC (Transco) has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), seeking authorisation for its Gateway expansion project. The project is designed to create 65 000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation capacity for US northeastern markets for the 2020/2021 winter heating season.

Transco has executed precedent agreements with PSEG Power, LLC (PSEG) and UGI Energy Services, LLC for firm transportation service under the project. Once complete, the project will help meet growing demand for natural gas in New Jersey and New York.

Subject to regulatory approval, the Gateway expansion project will consist of adding electric horsepower at an existing Transco compressor station in New Jersey, in addition to making modifications to two existing Transco meter stations. Virtually all of the project activities are proposed within Transco’s existing rights of way and/or property boundaries.

The certificate application reflects an expected capital cost of US$84.6 million and a target in-service date of 1 November 2020.

“An abundant, reliable supply of natural gas provides northeastern consumers with affordable, clean energy critical to help reduce carbon emissions and growing the region’s economy,” said Frank Ferazzi, senior vice president of Williams Partners’ Atlantic-Gulf operating area. “The Gateway expansion project will help fuel the region’s growth, leveraging existing pipeline infrastructure to meet our customers’ rising natural gas demand with minimal environmental impacts.”

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