Williams Seeks Green Light to Start Up Atlantic Sunrise
Williams has achieved mechanical completion of its Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline and has requested final approval from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to place the 1.7 billion cubic feet per day capacity project in service, the company reported Wednesday.
Williams began construction in Spring 2016 on the nearly $3 billion expansion of its existing Transco natural gas pipeline, which transports natural gas from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. According to the company, the project accommodates bidirectional flow on Transco to link Marcellus gas producers with Dominion’s Cove Point LNG facility in Maryland and customers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
Greenfield construction of the Pennsylvania portion of Atlantic Sunrise, called the “Central Penn Line,” began in September 2017, Williams stated. The company stated that Central Penn, which will be jointly owned by Transco and a third party, includes approximately 200 miles of large-diameter pipeline, two greenfield compressor stations and compressor station modifications in five states.
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