Columbia Gas Transmission

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Columbia Gas Transmission is an operating system of natural gas pipelines.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from points in the Midwest and Southeast to New York.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: TC Energy[1]
  • Current capacity: 3 Billion cubic feet per day[2]
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 12,000 miles / 19,312 km[1]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Start Year: 1996[1]

Background

Columbia Gas Transmission is owned and operated by TC Energy.[3] It was acquired by TC Energy as part of its $13 billion purchase of the Columbia Pipeline group in 2016.[4] The acquisition came after TC Energy's 2015 failure to win approval for its proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, and TC Energy's CEO Russ Girling stressed the company's desire to increase its capacity to carry gas from the lucrative Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.[5]

Expansion Projects

East Lateral Xpress Project

The expansion will provide additional transportation services on Columbia Gulf’s East Lateral from Columbia Gulf’s Onshore Pool (CGT-Rayne) and the Venice Meter Station to a new delivery point with the Gator Express Gas Pipeline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.[6]

As of September 2020, developers had already applied for project approval with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).[6]

  • Operator: Columbia Gas Transmission[6]
  • Owner: TC Energy[1]
  • Capacity: 183 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d)[6]
  • Length: 8 miles / 12.9 kilometers[6]
  • Diameter: 30-inches[6]
  • Cost: US$364 million[6]
  • Status: Proposed[6]
  • Start Year: 2023[6]

Marysville Connector Pipeline

The expansion will supply additional gas to the Marysville, Ohio area by running a line from Dublin, Ohio to Marysville, Ohio. Developers have received project approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).[6]

  • Operator: Columbia Gas Transmission[6]
  • Owner: TC Energy[1]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 2.18 miles / 3.5 kilometers[6]
  • Diameter: 12 in[6]
  • Cost: US$28 million[6]
  • Status: Proposed[6]
  • Start Year: 2023[6]

Virginia Expansion Project Background

The expansion project is in Virginia. It is a capacity expansion only, with no additional kilometers added.[7]

  • Operator: Columbia Gas Transmission[7]
  • Owner: TC Energy[1]
  • Capacity: 45 million cubic feet per day[7]
  • Length: 0 new kilometers[7]
  • Status: Operating[7]
  • Start Year: 2018[7]

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.[7]

In August 2020 it was reported that Columbia Gulf Transmission was pressing the U.S. Federal Energy Regulator Commission (FERC) to fast-track authorization of the Louisiana XPress Project which already received a favorable 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.[8]

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as of April 2021 the project was under-construction.[9] As of January 2022, part of the project was complete[9], but the TC Energy website still identified the project as in development.[10]

  • Operator: Columbia Gas Transmission LLC[7]
  • Owner: Columbia Gas Transmission LLC[7]
  • Parent company: TC Energy[1]
  • Capacity: 493 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d)[7]
  • Length: 0 new miles of pipeline
  • Cost: US$472 million[7]
  • Status: Construction[9]
  • Start year: 2022[9]

Virginia Electrification Project

The Virginia Electrification Project involves the modification of various compressor stations to increase capacity to Columbia Gas Transmission LLC's Market Area 33 and Market Area 34 in southeast Virginia, United States.

  • Operator: Columbia Gas Transmission LLC[7]
  • Owner: Columbia Gas Transmission LLC[7]
  • Parent company: TC Energy[9][10]
  • Capacity: 350 MMcf/d[9]
  • Length: 0 new mi[9]
  • Diameter:
  • Status: Proposed[9][10]
  • Start year: 2022[9]
  • Cost: 143 million USD[9]
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:

Northern Loop Project

The Northern Loop Project will abandon in-place pipeline and replace a 14-mile segment in Pennsylvania and Ohio, United States.

  • Operator: Columbia Gas Transmission LLC[7]
  • Owner: Columbia Gas Transmission LLC[7]
  • Parent company: TC Energy[9][10]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 14 mi[9]
  • Diameter: 24 in[9]
  • Status: Proposed[9]
  • Start year: 2023[9]
  • Cost: 105 million USD[9]
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:

Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project

This expansion project is part of the Mountaineer Gas Pipeline.

Mainline 100 and Mainline 200 Replacement Project

This involves replacement of lines serving the area south of the Means Measuring station in Kentucky, United States, which has experienced increased population density.

  • Operator: Columbia Gas Transmission LLC[7]
  • Owner: Columbia Gas Transmission LLC[7]
  • Parent company: TC Energy[9]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 0.5 mi[9]
  • Diameter: 30 in[9]
  • Status: Proposed[9]
  • Start year: 2023[9]
  • Cost: 105 million USD[9]
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Columbia Gas Transmission, Wikipedia, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  2. TransCanada/Columbia Gas Transmission LLC TransCanada, accessed Dec. 2017
  3. Columbia Gas Transmission Transcanada, accessed Dec. 2017
  4. Columbia Pipeline Group sold to Canadian firm in $13 billion deal Columbus Dispatch, Mar. 17, 2016
  5. Keystone Pipeline company TransCanada acquires Columbia Pipeline USA Today, Mar. 17, 2016, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 Natural Gas, Pipeline Projects, Energy Information Administration, Jun. 7, 2021, accessed Jul. 12, 2021
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 Natural Gas Data, Pipeline Projects Energy Information Agency, Jul. 21, 2020, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  8. The Louisiana XPress: CGT wants to fast-track project to Sabine Pass, 1012 Industry Report, Aug. 18, 2020, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 U.S. natural gas pipeline projects, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Apr. 29, 2021, accessed Aug. 25, 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "Virginia Electrification Project". www.tcenergy.com. Retrieved 2022-10-06.

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