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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allowed Texas Eastern Transmission LP to begin partial service on Ohio natural gas transportation facilities that connect to Nexus Gas Transmission LLC's 1.5-Bcf/d pipeline.

On Aug. 13, commission staff granted Texas Eastern, a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc., permission to commence service on part of the Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease project, or TEAL. The notice was issued in response to Texas Eastern's July request for partial service, supplemented on Aug. 9.

The facilities entering service include 1,790 feet of 30-inch-diameter connecting pipeline and related facilities in Columbiana County, Ohio. The remaining pieces of the project include 4.4 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipeline loop, a new compressor station and modifications to another compressor station.

Through TEAL, Texas Eastern will lease 950,155 Dth/d of capacity for the Nexus pipeline project, which will carry Appalachian gas through 256.6 miles of 36-inch-diameter greenfield pipeline to Ohio, southeastern Michigan and the Dawn hub in Ontario. The Nexus project will connect to Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Nexus is a joint venture of Enbridge and DTE Gas Co.

FERC approved the TEAL project and the Nexus pipeline in an Aug. 25, 2017, certificate order. The commission authorized construction of TEAL in December 2017. (FERC dockets CP16-22, CP16-23)