FERC Sets Public Hearing Dates for Transco Pipeline Expansion

The Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) will hold two hearings in New Jersey this month to discuss with the public Williams’ Transco natural gas pipeline expansion project.

The sessions, which will be on September 7 and September 15, are to give the public ample time to ask questions and give comments about the project that will bring more natural gas to the New England area by way of roughly 25 more miles of pipeline and a new compressor station.

The sessions are also meant to identify issues that need to be addressed in the project’s Environmental Impact Statement.

FERC expects a large number of residents to attend the hearings.

The Transco pipeline transports natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico to New York City and is now proposed to expand in order to bring natural gas to customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island.

Construction for the Transco pipeline expansion is tentatively set for the summer of 2018.

My Central Jersey News