FERC approves ESNG's pipeline system expansion

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 26 -- Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co. (ESNG), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp., has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval for an expansion in 2006-08 of the company's gas pipeline system.

The $33.6 million project will add 55 miles of pipeline looping in Delaware and Pennsylvania, as well as two new delivery points. It will increase the ESNG system's firm peak capacity by 47,350 dekatherms/day of gas, a 36% increase.

Construction is scheduled to begin shortly.

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