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Eastern Shore Natural Gas places more of 2017 Expansion project in service

Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co. placed part of its 2017 Expansion project into service after securing authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start operations at certain natural gas facilities.

In a notice published by the federal commission on July 27, Eastern Shore said the Jennersville loop and Daleville compressor station facilities were placed into service after a July 17 authorization. Eastern Shore, a Chesapeake Utilities Corp. unit, received an earlier authorization to begin service, limited to a meter and regulation station in Lancaster County, Pa., in December 2017.

Once the almost $98.6 million system expansion project is fully operational, Eastern Shore will provide 61,162 Dth/d of additional firm transportation service for utilities and businesses in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The project will consist of six pipeline loops of various diameters on the system. Along with the addition of 3,750 horsepower at the Daleville compressor station in Chester County, Pa., the project will include upgrades to mainline taps, piping and valves at a meter and regulator station in Lancaster County, Pa.; two pressure control stations in Sussex County, Del.; and 16.9 miles of mainline extension in Sussex County.

FERC issued a certificate order in October 2017, and green-lighted some construction activities on Feb. 2. (FERC docket CP17-28)