Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a unit of Kinder Morgan Inc., has received favorable environmental assessment from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), moving its proposed Southwest Louisiana Supply Project forward. Tennessee Gas filed its application on October 26, 2015, requesting authorization to construct, operate, and maintain interstate natural gas transmission facilities located in Louisiana, USA.
Tennessee Gas proposes to construct a new bi-directional compressor station (Station 836A) in Franklin Parish utilizing a Solar Mars T-16000 model C65 turbine/compressor unit at 15,900 hp (11,861 kW), as well construction and installation of a compressor building, station piping, and other ancillary equipment. Tennessee Gas will also replace the existing Solar Mars T-14000 turbine at Compressor Station 827 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, with a Solar Mars T-16000 turbine. The FERC application also includes the construction of pipeline and five meter stations.
The projected in-service date is February 1, 2018.
The project will allow Tennessee Gas to transport an incremental 295,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas southward on its 800 Line to an existing point of interconnection with Cameron Interstate Pipeline LLC, for subsequent delivery to Cameron LNG LLC’s planned natural gas liquefaction and export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.