The new pipeline will extend from Spectra’s existing metering and regulating station at Staten Island through Bayonne and Jersey City to Manhatten.
Spectra’s New Jersey – New York expansion project also includes the replacement of 8 km of existing 12 inch and 20 inch diameter pipelines with a single 42 inch diameter pipeline from a compressor station at Linden to Staten Island, the construction of three new metering and regulating stations in Morris County and Jersey City as well as modifications to existing compressor stations.
Spectra’s expansion project will increase the capacity of its existing Texas Eastern and Algonquin Gas Transmission pipelines to 800 MMcf/d of gas.
Cheseapeake is the largest capacity holder with a commitment of up to 425 MMcf/d of gas.
The expansion is expected to be in service by the end of 2013.