Columbia Gas Transmission
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Columbia Gas Transmission is an operating system of natural gas pipelines.
The pipeline runs from points in the Midwest and Southeast to New York.
- Operator: TC Energy
- Current capacity: 3 Billion cubic feet per day
- Proposed capacity:
- Length: 12,000 miles / 19,312 km
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1996
Columbia Gas Transmission is owned and operated by Transcanada. It was acquired by Transcanada as part of its $13 billion purchase of the Columbia Pipeline group in 2016. The acquisition came after Transcanada's 2015 failure to win approval for its proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, and Transcanada's CEO Russ Girling stressed the company's desire to increase its capacity to carry gas from the lucrative Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.
Virginia Expansion Project Background
The expansion project is in Virginia. It is a capacity expansion only, with no additional kilometers added.
Expansion Project Details
- Operator: Columbia Gas Transmission
- Owner: TC Energy
- Capacity: 45 million cubic feet per day
- Length: 0 new kilometers
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 2018
Louisiana XPress Expansion Project
Columbia Gulf Transmission applied for an expansion in 2019 called the Louisiana XPress Project. The expansion would cost US$472 million and add 493 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas transportation capacity. The expansion would effect Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It does not include adding any additional miles of pipeline.
In August 2020 it was reported that Columbia Gulf Transmission was pressing the U.S. Federal Energy Regulator Commission (FERC) to fast-track authorisation of the Louisiana XPress Project which already received a favourable environmental assessment from FERC in February 2020. The promoters of the project, which will mainly provide additional supply into Cheniere Energy’s operating [[Sabine Pass LNG Terminal] in Louisiana's Cameron Parish, are pushing to begin construction of the project in September 2020 to avoid the rainy season in order to meet their intended February 2022 in-service target date.
Louisiana XPress Expansion Project Details
- Operator: Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC
- Owner: Transcanada
- Capacity: 493 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d)
- Length: 0.0 new miles of pipeline
- Cost: US$472 million
- Status: Proposed
- Start Year: 2022
Articles and resources
- Columbia Gas Transmission, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
- TransCanada/Columbia Gas Transmission LLC Transcanada, accessed Dec. 2017
- Columbia Gas Transmission Transcanada, accessed Dec. 2017
- Columbia Pipeline Group sold to Canadian firm in $13 billion deal Columbus Dispatch, Mar. 17, 2016
- Keystone Pipeline company TransCanada acquires Columbia Pipeline USA Today, Mar. 17, 2016
- Natural Gas Data, Pipeline Projects Energy Information Agency, July 21, 2020 Cite error: Invalid
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- "The Louisiana XPress: CGT wants to fast-track project to Sabine Pass", 1012 Industry Report, Aug. 18, 2020
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