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Pa.-to-Va. Dominion Transmission gas project clears FERC staff review

FERC Office of Energy Projects staff signed off on aDominion Transmission Inc.proposal to move 155,000 Dth/d of gas from Pennsylvania to Virginia.

"We recommend that the commission order contain afinding of no significant impact," staff said in the March 31environmental assessment. FERC staff added that certain mitigating measures berecommended as conditions in the approval.

On May 15, 2015, Dominion Transmission applied to build andoperate facilities that would make up the Leidy South project. The constructionand modification of facilities would take place in Clinton, Franklin and Centrecounties in Pennsylvania; Frederick County, Md.; and Loudoun and Fauquiercounties in Virginia.

The Leidy South project would deliver 155,000 Dth/d of firmtransportation service between Pennsylvania and Virginia. All of thetransportation capacity of the project has been contracted to , andPanda Power Funds LP'sPanda Stonewall LLC.

To meet the demands of the customers, the company proposedto construct, operate and maintain "additional compression or appurtenantfacilities at six [Dominion Transmission] existing facilities."

The project would also include modifications to six DominionTransmission compressor stations in the three states and the construction of anew metering and regulating station in Virginia.

Dominion Transmission would also construct, own and operatea new metering and regulating station at the Panda Stonewall project. Other aspects of the LeidySouth project would include installation of a suction filter/separator at acompressor station in Pennsylvania and installation of a discharge gas coolerand filter/separator at a compressor station in Virginia.

Dominion Transmission had originally planned on anin-service date of Oct. 1, 2017, under the assumption that FERC would authorizethe Leidy South project by March 2016. Construction is expected to begin insummer and last about 17 months.

Dominion Transmission is a subsidiary of , owned byDominion Resources. (CP15-492)