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Approved: Pipeline Projects Move Forward Despite Public Outcry


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Two compressor projects recently received federal approval, while another is still facing public backlash.

On Oct. 7, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Millennium Pipeline’s proposal to construct the Hancock Compressor project in the town of Hancock, New York.

The Hancock Compressor project will feature a 15,700 hp (11,707 kW) natural gas turbine, which will increase the pressure and output capacity by 107,500 cfd (3044 m3/d). Construction will start immediately, with an expected in-service date of April 1, 2014.

Dominion Transmission also received federal approval on Oct. 7 to build a natural gas compressor station in Myersville, Maryland. The U.S. District Court in Baltimore ruled that the Natural Gas Act pre-empts local zoning laws.

The company sued Myersville after the Town Council denied its request to build a 16,000 hp (11,931 kW) station. The council cited local ordinances to prevent the project. Dominion still must receive an air quality permit to proceed with the station.

In Roseland, New Jersey, residents are raising concerns over the Williams/Transco natural gas compressor station, this time over noise and tree cutting. The matter was discussed at the Borough Council on Oct. 8.  

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