SHELTON, Conn., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. (Iroquois) announced today that it has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct its Wright Interconnect Project (WIP).
The WIP is being developed in conjunction with the proposed Constitution Pipeline (Constitution) to enable delivery of up to 650,000 Dth/d of natural gas from the terminus of the Constitution Pipeline in Schoharie County, New York into both Iroquois and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline under a 15-year capacity lease agreement with Constitution. The estimated $75 million capital project includes approximately 22,000 HP of transfer compression with cooling and associated facilities. Iroquois will construct, own and operate the new transfer compressor station utilizing its existing Wright Compressor Station property in Wright, New York.
"Iroquois continues its goal to develop energy infrastructure projects that will support reliability and supply diversity for our customers in New York and New England in a safe and environmentally-sensitive manner," said Iroquois President Jeff Bruner. "The Wright Interconnect Project eliminates the need for Constitution's proposed compression facility, thereby connecting our system to the rapidly expanding Marcellus supplies while reducing impact on the environment and the Wright, New York community."
Iroquois has requested that FERC issue its Certificate by May 1, 2014 to meet an in-service date of March 31, 2015.
Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. is the owner of an interstate natural gas pipeline extending 416 miles from the US-Canadian border at Waddington, New York, through the state of Connecticut to South Commack, Long Island, NY and Hunts Point, Bronx, NY. The company is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"). Since commencing operations in December 1991, Iroquois has more than doubled its design day capacity. The pipeline is operated by the Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iroquois. Iroquois is a Limited Partnership owned by affiliates of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, Dominion Resources, Inc., National Grid, New Jersey Resources and Iberdrola USA.
About Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC
Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC is a proposed, approximately 120-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project designed to transport natural gas produced in northeastern Pennsylvania to existing transmission pipeline infrastructure located in Schoharie County, NY. For more information about the proposal, visit the company's website at www.constitutionpipeline.com.
Ruth Parkins, 203-925-7209
SOURCE Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.