Williams Partners L.P. & Florida Gas Transmission Receive FERC Approval to Connect With Gulf LNG Import Terminal (USA)

Williams Partners L.P. and Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a proposal to connect the existing Transco and FGT natural gas pipeline systems with the new Gulf LNG Clean Energy import terminal being developed near Pascagoula, Miss.

The Pascagoula Expansion Project, being jointly developed by Transco and FGT, will consist of approximately 15.54 miles of 26-inch diameter pipe located in portions of Mobile County, Ala. (4.59 miles), and Jackson County, Miss. (10.95 miles).

The $59 million pipeline project will have the capacity to transport approximately 810,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day by its in-service date in the fall of 2011.

Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2011.

“The Pascagoula Expansion Project leverages existing pipeline infrastructure to provide robust southeastern markets with access to additional natural gas supplies,” the project sponsors said in a statement.

“We appreciate the FERC’s thorough review of this project.

With the certificate now in hand, we can move forward with linking our respective systems to this important new supply source.

” The Gulf LNG Clean Energy import terminal is currently under development and scheduled to be placed into service in the fall of 2011.

The Transco pipeline is a 10,000-mile pipeline system which transports natural gas to markets throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States.

The current system capacity is approximately 8.6 billion cubic feet per day.

Florida Gas Transmission Company, a subsidiary of Citrus Corp., operates a 5,000-mile natural gas pipeline system extending from south Texas to south Florida with mainline capacity of 2.1 billion cubic feet per day.

Citrus Corp is 50 percent owned by Southern Union Company and 50 percent owned by El Paso Corporation.


Source: williamslp, July 22, 2010;