ANR files for Westleg pipeline in Midwestern US

ANR Pipeline Co., a unit of El Paso Corp., has applied to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval to construct its proposed $42 million Westleg natural gas pipeline in the Midwest.

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Sept. 10 -- ANR Pipeline Co., a unit of El Paso Corp., has applied to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval to construct its proposed $42 million Westleg natural gas pipeline in the Midwest.

The 26 mile, 30-in. pipeline would parallel ANR's existing Madison lateral to provide as much as 220 MMcfd additional natural gas service to northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. The new line would replace two smaller pipelines along the Beloit lateral.

ANR said it has obtained most of the permanent easements and has forged an agreement to supply up to 60 MMcfd to Wisconsin Power & Light for WPL's planned 600 Mw Riverside plant.

Pending FERC approval, the Westleg project is expected to be completed by November 2004.

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