Seneca Lake Storage plans gas storage facility in Reading, NY

Seneca Lake Storage Inc. plans to develop a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility in depleted salt caverns in Reading, NY. Seneca Lake is a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy East Enterprises Corp., Albany, NY.

Aug 3rd, 2001


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, August 3 -- Seneca Lake Storage Inc. plans to develop a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility in depleted salt caverns in Reading, NY.

Seneca Lake is a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy East Enterprises Corp., Albany, NY.

The company said the proposed facility will have a working capacity of 300,000 decatherms and be able to deliver 50,000 decatherms/day.

The facility will be linked to Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. and Dominion Transmission Inc.'s interstate pipelines, said Seneca Lake.

It will begin a nonbinding open season for the facility Sept. 1 and end it Sept. 30. If all approvals are granted, the company plans to open the facility in November 2002.

Seneca Lake said the facility will be the Northeast's second high-deliverability natural gas storage facility using salt caverns, and that it will bring Energy East's total salt cavern storage to 1.75 million decatherms.

Earlier this year, Energy East announced plans to merge with RGS Energy Group, the parent company of Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. (OGJ Online, Feb. 20, 2001).

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