14 April 2014, News Wires – Energy regulators on Friday approved Equitrans’ plan to add a compressor in Pennsylvania that will enable the company to transport more gas from the Marcellus shale to markets in the North-east and Mid-Atlantic US.
Equitrans wants to build the new compressor at its existing Jefferson station in Greene County to provide about 600 million cubic feet per day of additional capacity on its Sunrise gas pipeline system, Reuters reported.
That is almost 1% of the gas consumed on average each day in the US.
The company said the new compressor will cost about $30.8 million to build. It previously said the project is expected to enter service in September 2014.
Equitrans’ Mainline and Sunrise transmission systems are located in northern West Virginia and south-western Pennsylvania.
EQT Midstream owns and operates interstate and gathering pipelines in the Appalachian basin. EQT Midstream is a partnership formed by Pittsburgh-based natural gas producer EQT Corporation.