Williams Cos. Inc. unit Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) has asked the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve its 829-MMcfd Regional Energy Access (REA) expansion by Nov. 30, 2022. Transco said that delay beyond that point would cause it to miss “construction windows established to protect certain threatened and endangered species,” postponing the project by as much as 12 months. The company had planned to place the expansion in service in time for the 2023-24 heating season (OGJ Online, May 6, 2021).
Transco filed its application for REA on Mar. 26, 2021, and received its final environmental impact statement from FERC on July 29, 2022. Williams says the project will maximize use of existing infrastructure and be built “in a manner that is adaptable to future renewable energy sources like clean hydrogen and renewable natural gas blending.”
Renewable Energy Access includes:
- New electric-driven Compressor Station 201 in Gloucester County, NJ.
- 22.3 miles of 30-in. lateral in Luzerne County, Pa.
- 13.8 miles of 42-in. loop in Monroe County, Pa.
- Modifications to five existing compressor stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- Modifications to existing meter stations.