Pipeline & Storage
CP11-128-000 Northern Access Project
On October 20, 2011, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel), the Pipeline and Storage segment of National Fuel Gas Company, received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to increase transportation capacity from the company's interconnection with Tennessee Gas Pipeline at Ellisburg, PA, to the TransCanada Pipeline at Niagara, near Niagara Falls, NY.
National Fuel also received approval from FERC to construct additional compression facilities at the existing Ellisburg Compressor Station, Potter County, PA (approx. 9,500 HP); install piping modifications at the existing Concord Compressor Station, Erie County, NY; construct a new compressor station in Erie County, NY (approx. 5000 HP); and modifications to jointly owned facilities at the Lockport Compressor Station, Niagara County, NY.
The proposed project, known as the Northern Access Project, will increase National Fuel's capability to transport Pennsylvania-produced Marcellus Shale gas to the TransCanada Pipeline at Niagara, and will provide reliable, competitively priced supplies of energy to Pennsylvania, Western New York and the Northeastern United States
All proposed construction sites are on property currently controlled by National Fuel.
PROPOSED PROJECT TIMELINE
||Preliminary Environmental and Engineering Studies
||National Fuel and Tennessee submit 7(c) applications to FERC
|July 18, 2011
||National Fuel submitted application for Town of Wales (NY) Special Use Permit
|October 20, 2011
||Received FERC approval
||National Fuel begins site work
||National Fuel begins construction
||Facilities in service
Project meetings were held in January 2011 at the locations below, in order to provide more information on the project to neighboring landowners and local government officials.
DATE & TIME
|Tuesday, January 25
|Potato City Country Inn
||3084 East Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
|Wednesday, January 26
|Wales Center Volunteer Fire Department
||12300 Big Tree Road
Wales Center, NY 14169
More information about landowners’ rights and ways to become involved in this process can be found on FERC’s website: http://www.ferc.gov/for-citizens/get-involved.asp.
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A copy of the complete filing as submitted to FERC can be viewed at the following area libraries:
Aurora Town Public Library
550 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
Concord Public Library
18 Chapel Street
Springville, NY 14141
Coudersport Public Library
502 Park Avenue
Coudersport, PA 16915
Docket No. CP11-128