The Nexus Gas Transmission LLC pipeline and related Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease (TEAL) project received a favorable draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) from FERC Friday.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that “construction and operation of the projects would result in some adverse environmental impacts, but impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels” after mitigation measures.
Nexus, a high-profile east-to-west Marcellus/Utica takeaway project, would transport 1.5 Bcf/d from Eastern Ohio into Michigan, connecting Appalachian Basin gas to markets in the Midwest and Canada. Nexus, which filed with FERC in November (see Daily GPI, Nov. 23, 2015), is under development by Spectra Energy Corp. and DTE Energy Co. TEAL is under development by Spectra subsidiary Texas Eastern Transmission LP and would expand Texas Eastern’s system by 950,000 Dth/d to support the Nexus project.
The projects would involve construction of about 260 miles of new pipeline, five new compressor stations and six new metering and regulating stations, according to FERC.The rest of the article can be read by clicking here.
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