Kinder to proceed with TGP enhancement

By Keefe Borden10 October 2022

Kinder Morgan has said East 300 Upgrade Project will increase the TGP system capacity by 115,000 dekatherms per day. (Map: FERC.)

Kinder Morgan has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin construction of a new compressor station and to overhaul a second on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP.)

The TGP is an approximately 11,760-mile pipeline system that transports natural gas supplied from the Northeast U.S. to markets in the Northeast, Louisiana, Texas Gulf Coast and Mexico.

Kinder Morgan, which owns the TGP, has said the East 300 Upgrade Project will increase the pipeline’s capacity by 115,000 dekatherms per day to meet the needs of Consolidated Edison, one of its major shippers.

In addition to boosting the line’s transportation capacity, the project will increase access to natural gas markets and eliminate capacity constraints in the region, particularly during periods of peak demand, Kinder Morgan has stated.

To make this possible, the East 300 Upgrade Project involves modifications to an existing compressor station in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and an existing compressor station in Sussex County, New Jersey.

It also includes the construction of one new electric-driven compressor station along TGP’s existing 300 Line in the Township of West Milford in Passaic County, New Jersey. The proposed site for the new compressor station is a previously disturbed industrial parcel, formerly used as a quarry and other industrial and commercial purposes, Kinder Morgan said.

Compressor Station 321 is in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and the new Compressor Station 327 is scheduled to be built in the Township of West Milford in Passaic County, New Jersey.

Pending the receipt of all required permits, Kinder Morgan has said the upgraded pipeline will be put into service in November 2023.

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