December 2015 Vol. 242, No. 12


Algonquin Plans Pipeline Expansion of LNG Storage Facility

Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC has filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a pre-file review process for the proposed Access Northeast Project. Upon completion of the review, Algonquin will file an application with FERC to start construction.

Access Northeast is proposed to upgrade and expand the Algonquin pipeline system and construct an LNG storage facility in New England to deliver, on peak days, up to 925,000 Dth/d of natural gas. The project is designed to meet the capacity needs of natural gas-fired electric generation as coal and nuclear generation resources retire. Access Northeast will be implemented in phases, with the initial phase projected to be Nov. 1, 2018.

The project includes construction of 123 miles of pipeline facilities, modifications at seven existing compressor stations, construction of one compressor station, associated pipeline facilities including metering and regulating stations and construction of an LNG-peaking facility (Access Northeast LNG Facility). These proposed facilities are located in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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