Natural gas pipeline projects
Pipeline projects under construction that cater to Northeastern US natural gas producers include Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) 3.25 Bcf/d[1. billion cubic feet per day] Rover Pipeline Project and the 1.5 Bcf/d NEXUS Gas Transmission project, both expected to begin service in the next couple of months.
TransCanada’s (TRP) Leach XPress is also a significant project and was placed in service in January. The pipeline transports natural gas from the Appalachian production region to the US Southeast.
Other key projects include Williams Companies’ (WMB) (WPZ) Atlantic Sunrise (the first phase was completed in 2017), EQT’s (EQT) Mountain Valley Pipeline and Equitrans Expansion projects, both of which are expected to come online in mid-2018 to late 2018.
Key projects last year
In November, the following seven pipeline projects were placed into service:
- Spectra Energy and Enbridge’s[2. Spectra and Enbridge merged in February 2017.] (ENB) Algonquin Gas Transmission
- TransCanada’s (TRP) Rayne XPress
- Access South on ENB’s Texas Eastern transmission (or TETCO)
- Connecticut expansion on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (or TGP) owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP)