Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Docket No. CP14-96-000
Notice is hereby given that Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC (“Algonquin”), on February 28, 2014, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) an application, pursuant to Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (“Application”) to construct, own, operate and maintain proposed facilities necessary to provide up to 342,000 dekatherms per day (“Dth/d”) of firm transportation service to meet immediate and future supply and load growth requirements for Yankee Gas Services Company, NSTAR Gas Company, Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation, The Southern Connecticut Gas Company, The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid, Colonial Gas Company d/b/a National Grid, Boston Gas Company d/b/a National Grid, Bay State Gas Company d/b/a Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Inc., Norwich Public Utilities, and Middleborough Gas and Electric. The project is referred to as the Algonquin Incremental Market Project (the “Project”) and will create additional capacity from the Ramapo, New York receipt point on Algonquin’s system to various Algonquin city gate delivery points in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts by expanding its existing pipeline and compressor station facilities within New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Specifically, Algonquin proposes project facilities that will consist of the following activities in those states: the construction of approximately 37.6 miles of take-up & relay, loop and lateral pipeline facilities; modifications to five existing compressor stations resulting in the addition of 81,620 horsepower of compression; modifications to 24 existing metering and regulating (“M&R”) stations; construction of three new M&R stations, and the removal of one existing M&R station. These proposed Project facilities will provide additional access to growing supply areas, which should provide the Northeast markets with additional economic supplies of natural gas.
Algonquin will need to acquire permanent and temporary property interests from a limited number of landowners for the proposed facilities. The Project is expected to have minimal impacts on landowners, communities and the environment.
Notice of the Application will be mailed to affected landowners, and local, state and federal governments and agencies involved in the Project. An electronic copy of the Application and supporting documents are on-file in the public libraries and/or local offices in communities impacted by the aforementioned facilities.
For further information on becoming an intervenor in the FERC proceeding and/or to obtain FERC’s pamphlet entitled “An Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline on My Land? What Do I Need to Know?”, visit the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) or phone FERC’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208-3372.
Algonquin is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Spectra Energy Partners, LP. Algonquin owns and operates an interstate natural gas pipeline system extending from points near Lambertville and Hanover, New Jersey, through the states of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to points near Boston, Massachusetts.
For more information, please contact:
Edward C. Harney
Right of Way Project Manager
Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC
70 East Johnson Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410
866-873-2579 (toll free)