Dominion Energy Transmission on Friday withdrew its application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $48 million, 120 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) Sweden Valley pipeline expansion, Kallanish Energy reports.
The transmission arm of Dominion Energy blamed Ferc, saying delay at the commission harmed the project, and the unnamed shipper on the proposed line walked away.
The project was designed to add a new lateral on the Dominion system that would flow gas into Tennessee Gas Pipeline in eastern Ohio.
Sweden Valley entails roughly 1.7 miles of 20-inch pipeline lateral in Ohio, 3.2 miles of 24-inch looping line in Pennsylvania, equipment upgrades and a new metering and regulation station.
Of those projects with a positive final environmental assessment waiting for a Ferc go-ahead, Sweden Valley had been waiting the longest.
Sweden Valley received a positive environmental assessment from Ferc last August. Dominion said it expected a certificate order to proceed no later than last November, in order to meet a planned in-service date for the fully contracted firm service Nov. 1, 2019.
“Dominion Energy reasonably expected to receive a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity no later than Nov. 10, 2018,” Matthew R. Bley director, Gas Transmission Certificates for Dominion Transmission, said in a note to Ferc secretary Kimberly Bose.
“Dominion Energy requested this action date in its application to accommodate a planned in-service date for the fully-contracted firm transportation service of Nov. 1, 2019. The Commission has not taken action approving the Project. As a result, the Project has been adversely impacted. The Project customer has opted to terminate the requested transportation service. Dominion Energy hereby withdraws its Project application … .”
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