Major Utica Shale Pipeline Proposed
Thursday, September 06, 2012
DTE Energy, Enbridge and Spectra Energy have revealed the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) system, which is designed to move growing supplies of Ohio Utica shale gas to markets in Ohio and Michigan, U.S.A., and Ontario, Canada.
The 1 Bcfd (28.3 X 106 m3/d) NGT would originate in northeastern Ohio, U.S.A., and include 250 mi. (402.3 km) of large diameter pipe. It will follow existing utility corridors to an interconnect in Michigan and use the existing Vector Pipeline to reach the Ontario market. Upon completion of the project, Spectra Energy will become a 20% owner in Vector, a joint venture between DTE Energy and Enbridge.
NGT will serve local distribution companies, power generators and industrial users in the Ohio, Michigan and Ontario markets. It will include interconnects with Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., Consumers Energy and, through the Vector Pipeline, the Enbridge Tecumseh Gas Storage facility and Union Gas’ Dawn Hub, both in Ontario.