September 2020, Vol. 247, No. 9


Leidy South

Williams gained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to move forward with its Leidy South Project, which will create 582,400 Dth/d of additional pipeline capacity in the eastern United States. 

The project will connect natural gas produced by Cabot Oil & Gas and Seneca Resources Company in the Marcellus and Utica regions of Pennsylvania with markets along the Atlantic by the winter of 2021-2022.

Local distribution company UGI Utilities will rely on deliveries from Leidy South to directly serve its customers in northeast Pennsylvania, Williams said.

“As the United States switches to clean power to energize our electric grids, Williams is excited and proud to be the backbone that connects the best supplies of dry gas with our country’s largest demand centers,” said Alan Armstrong, president and CEO of Williams.

The Leidy South project will use Transco pipeline infrastructure and rights-of-way in Pennsylvania. This includes 6.3 miles (10 km) of existing pipe replacement, 5.9 miles (9.5 km) of new pipeline loop segments along the existing Transco pipeline corridor and further additions at two compressor facilities. The project includes two greenfield compressor facilities in Pennsylvania.

The project involves a capacity lease with National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. for connection of Clermont, Pa., to the Leidy Hub, along with a lease of Meade Pipeline Company’s undivided ownership interest in the Central Penn Line.

Construction of the project’s two compressor facilities is estimated to add $100 million in economic activity within Pennsylvania, supporting 680 jobs with an estimated payroll of $28 million, and produce $1.3 million in state tax revenue.


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