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Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. asked for authorization to place its 72,100-Dth/d Connecticut Expansion natural gas transportation project in service for local distribution companies by Nov. 1.

The request was made in an Oct. 13 letter. FERC approved the project in March 2016 and allowed Tennessee Gas to start construction in April 2017.

The project, estimated at the time of the application by Tennessee Gas to cost $85.7 million, is designed to let the pipeline company provide firm gas transportation from an interconnection with Iroquois Gas Transmission System LP in Wright, N.Y., to Tennessee Gas' Zone 6 delivery points in Hartford County, Conn., on its 200 and 300 lines. When the project was approved, the three shippers were CTG Resources Inc.'s Connecticut Natural Gas Corp. for 35,000 Dth/d; Southern Connecticut Gas Co., an affiliate of CTG under UIL Holdings Corp., for 10,000 Dth/d; and Eversource Energy's Yankee Gas Services Co. for 27,100 Dth/d.

The facilities to be put in service include three new looping segments totaling over 13 miles in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut and modifications to the Agawam compressor station in Massachusetts. (FERC docket CP14-529)