Energy company Dominion wants to push more natural gas through the pipeline that crossed Dryden in the 1960s. The E. M. Borger station on Ellis Hollow Creek Road is the most visible (and sometimes loudest) local piece of the pipeline system.
In a NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED NEW MARKET PROJECT, REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING (586KB PDF), Dominion describes the project as:
Specifically, the New Market Project would consist of the following proposed facilities:
- construction of the new Horseheads CS in Chemung County;
- installation of gas coolers and filter/separator at the existing Borger CS in Tompkins County;
- construction of the new Sheds CS in Madison County;
- installation of gas coolers and filter/separator at the existing Utica CS in Herkimer County;
- installation of additional engine and turbine driven compressor units at the existing Brookman CS in Montgomery County; and
- modifications to the existing West Schenectady Meter Station in Schenectady County.
The Public Scoping Meeting is tonight at the Georgetown Town Hall at 7:30pm, and the scoping period is open through the 20th for written comment. The full docket is available online as well, including the original application.
These are more excerpts from the original application.
Specifically, as described more fully herein, DTI requests Commission authorization of the "New Market Project" (Project), pursuant to which DTI will provide 112,000 dekatherms per day (Dt/d) of firm transportation service....
DTI proposes to commence construction of the Project facilities in September 2015 in order to meet an in-service date for the contracted firm transportation service on or before November 1, 2016.
Natural gas produced from the Marcellus and Utica shales in the Appalachian region of West Virginia and Ohio is expected to continue its strong and rapid growth. DTI's natural gas pipeline system is uniquely positioned to transport Appalachian production, as its pipelines traverse the areas of significant supply growth. DTI is proposing the Project in response to customer requests for incremental pipeline capacity to increase supply diversity while meeting growing market demand for natural gas. The additional firm transportation capacity for the new gas supplies will also alleviate the possibility of shortages by providing more gas to market....
DTI executed precedent agreements with both Brooklyn Union and Niagara Mohawk (hereinafter, referred to as the "Customers") for firm transportation service totaling 112,000 Dt/d....
1. Horseheads Station: DTI proposes to construct a new compressor station with a new 11,010 horsepower (hp) gas turbine/compressor package and auxiliary equipment near Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
2. Sheds Station: DTI proposes to construct a new compressor station with a new 10,880 hp gas turbine/compressor package and auxiliary equipment in Madison Co., NY.
3. Brookman Corners Station: DTI proposes to install a new 6,393 hp gas turbine/compressor package, two 2,370 hp reciprocating compressors, and auxiliary equipment at its existing Brookman Corners Station in Montgomery Co., NY. The compression facilities will be housed in an addition to the existing compressor building within the fenced limits of the existing station site. DTI also proposes to construct a new M&R facility at this station.
4. Borger Station: DTI proposes to modify station piping at its existing Borger Station in Tompkins Co., NY.
5. Station Coolers: DTI proposes to install station coolers at its existing Brookman Corners Station in Montgomery Co., Borger Station in Tompkins Co., and Utica Station in Herkimer Co., NY.
6. West Schenectady Metering and Regulating (M&R) Facilities: DTI proposes to modify its existing West Schenectady M&R in Schenectady Co., NY.
7. Suction and Discharge Pipeline: Pipeline facilities required for this Project are limited to approximately 1,425 feet of new 42-inch diameter suction and discharge pipelines at Horseheads Station.
...the estimated total cost for DTI's construction of the Project is $158,960,570.
NY Friends of Clean Air and Water has a reference page on the proposal as well.Posted by simon at October 8, 2014 6:32 AM in