Garden State Expansion Project

GardenStateExpansion thumbWilliams is pursuing an expansion of its Transco interstate natural gas pipeline to provide additional service to New Jersey Natural Gas Company (NJNG). NJNG will use the capacity under the project to access additional sources of gas supply to provide system resiliency, service reliability, and operating flexibility.

 

Scope

The project has been designed to provide up to 180,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas service in two phases to a new delivery point with New Jersey Natural Gas in Burlington County, N.J. The project will include the installation of a new compressor station, meter and regulating station on land located in Burlington County, N.J. It will also require modifications and the addition of compression at an existing compressor station.  No expansion of the pipeline is required.

 

Phase 1

  • A new meter and regulating station on the Transco Trenton Woodbury Lateral in Burlington County, New Jersey
  • The uprate of an existing electric motor drive to 25,000 horsepower and modification of the associated compressor unit at an existing Transco compressor station in Mercer County, N.J.
  • Related appurtenant underground and aboveground facilities.

Phase 2

  • A new 30,500 horsepower, electric motor-driven compressor station and associated electrical substation on the Transco Trenton Woodbury Lateral in Burlington County, N.J.
  • The uprate of two existing electric motor drives to 16,000 horsepower each and replacement of the associated compressor units at an existing Transco compressor station in Mercer County, N.J.
  • Related appurtenant underground and aboveground facilities.

 

Regulatory Process

Interstate natural gas pipelines are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As such, FERC requires pipeline operators to obtain a federal Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, in addition to various state permits, before any pipeline facilities can be built.

Williams submitted an application to the FERC for the Garden State Expansion project in February 2015. The project was assigned Docket Number CP15-89 (view application the here). Following a comprehensive environmental review, FERC approved the project in April 2016.

[click to read Williams news release]

 

Proposed Schedule

  • February 2015 – FERC filing
  • April 2016 — FERC approval
  • First Half 2017 – Place Phase 1 into service
  • Fourth Quarter 2017 – Place Phase 2 into service

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime.

Phone: 713-215-2264

PipelineExpansion@williams.com