Algonquin pipeline projects move along in approval processes

by Colleen Wilson, Westfair Online

In the last month, Spectra Energy Partners LP has moved forward in the federal processes for two different projects on the Algonquin Gas Transmission line.

Spectra intends to modify its natural gas pipeline in four states, including New York and Connecticut. It plans to replace sections of the pipeline with larger diameter pipes, replace meter stations used to monitor the gas, add compressors to help transport gas along the route and make changes to various meter stations.

On March 3, roughly one year after applying for a certificate to proceed in construction, the Algonquin Incremental Market Project was given the go-ahead by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $971.6 million project.

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