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FERC schedules environmental review for Dominion gas project in South Carolina

FERC staff announced the schedule for its environmentalreview of the Dominion ResourcesInc.-affiliated Transcoto Charleston natural gas project, with the document set to comeout by Sept. 19.

Other federal agencies cooperating with FERC would have 90days following the review's publication, or until Dec. 18, to finish their workon the review, according to a July 25 FERC notice.

DominionCarolina Gas Transmission LLC applied for the project March 9. TheDominion Midstream Partners LPsubsidiary said it intended to place the project in service by Nov. 1, 2017,saying construction could begin by Feb. 1, 2017.

It estimated the total cost of the project at $119.3 million.

The 80,000-Dth/d project in South Carolina would includeconstruction and operation of 55 miles of 12-inch-diameter pipeline, five milesof four-inch-diameter pipeline, a new compressor station and modifications toexisting facilities.

The pipelines would be installed in Spartanburg, Laurens,Newberry, Greenwood and Dillon counties. The new 3,600-horsepower compressorstation would be installed in Dorchester County. The project would also includeabout 2,800 horsepower of additional compression in Dorchester County andmodifications at a compressor station in Aiken County. Support facilities forthe project would be constructed in Aiken, Charleston, Dillon, Dorchester, Greenwood,Laurens, Newberry and Spartanburg counties.

The project, which has South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. as an anchorshipper, would provide firm transportation service to local commercial,industrial and power generation customers.

The project would begin at Dominion Carolina Gas'interconnection with TranscontinentalGas Pipe Line Co. LLC.

A majority of the common equity and the non-economic generalpartnership interest of Dominion Midstream is owned by Dominion Resources.(CP16-98)