A quartet of Marcellus and
shale producers has signed up for all of the capacity -- 550,000 Dth/d -- on what would be a new pipeline route out of Utica to the Ohio . Gulf Coast
Spectra Energy Partners' Texas Eastern Transmission LP is seeking FERC authorization for a project to create 550,000 Dth/d of takeaway capacity out of the Marcellus and
shales for delivery at points along its Utica system. Chesapeake Energy Marketing Inc. has signed up for the lion’s share of the capacity. Gulf Coast
The "production-driven project" would involve installation of 76 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline (the
extension), two compressor units and related facilities in Ohio , as well as modifications to compressor stations to allow flow reversal on a portion of the Texas Eastern system. Existing Texas Eastern facilities in Ohio , Ohio , Kentucky and Mississippi would be modified. The plan is called the Ohio Pipeline Energy Network (OPEN) project. Louisiana
Read the entire article here."...Project shippers will be able to further transport their production to markets in the Southeast through Texas Eastern's interconnections with downstream pipelines in its access area," the pipeline told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a filing dated Friday.
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