National Fuel Gas adds new gas flows out of Marcellus/Utica this week
National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation on October 8 was given permission by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to immediately begin full service on the expansion of its north-south gas pipeline in western Pennsylvania. According to National Fuel, the project would serve two goals: (1) the addition of transportation services for natural gas produced in western Pennsylvania, and (2) the enhancement of the integrity and reliability of the Line N system. When at full operation, the Line N Expansion will provide an additional 172 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of new capacity to this pipeline, raising Line N’s total capacity to 624 MMcf/d.
The Line N pipeline is located on the western side of Pennsylvania running through the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, north-to-south through Washington, Allegheny, Beaver, Venango, and Mercer counties. The Westside Expansion interconnects with Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) on the north end and Texas Eastern Transmission Company (Tetco) pipeline on the south end to move Appalachian Basin gas to premium markets in New York and Canada via TGP and to the Midwest and Southeast markets through its southern Tetco interconnect. National Fuel Gas contracted the increased capacity to Range Resources Appalachia LLC and to Seneca Resources, National Fuel Gas Supply’s subsidiary, with 143 MMcf/d and 30 MMcf/d being allocated, respectively.