The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a favorable environmental assessment for the Stratton Ridge Expansion Project. Proposed by Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Texas Eastern) and Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline LLC (BIG), the applicants request authorization to construct facilities designed to transport up to 322 MMcfd (9 x 106 m3/d) of natural gas on a firm basis from Texas Eastern Transmission’s existing interconnections to a delivery point on the Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline near Stratton Ridge, Texas, USA.
The Stratton Ridge Expansion Project is part of Texas Eastern’s plan to develop firm bi-directional transportation service to connect diverse supply basins with emerging US Gulf Coast markets. The projected in-service date is February 1, 2019.
Texas Eastern proposes to construct, install, own, operate, and maintain the following facilities:
- The Angleton Compressor Station, including the installation of 12,500 hp (9325 kW) electric-powered compressor unit, gas coolers, filter separators, a meter and regulator station, an electrical substation, and other buildings an existing site owned by Texas Eastern in Brazoria County, Texas;
- Approximately 0.5-mile (0.8 km) 30-in. (762-mm) diameter discharge pipe between the proposed Angleton Compressor Station and BIG Pipeline’s intrastate pipeline;
- Piping and other modifications to compression facilities for reduction of air emissions at the Mont Belvieu Compressor Station in Chambers County, Texas;
- A new pressure regulator on the suction side at Texas Eastern’s existing Joaquin Compressor Station in Shelby County, Texas;
- Piping modifications to existing launcher and receiver sites along Texas Eastern’s existing Line 11 at the Huntsville Compressor Station in San Jacinto County, Texas, at the Hempstead Compressor Station in Waller County, Texas, and near the Provident City Compressor Station in Lavaca County, Texas;
- New 24-in. (609-mm) crossover piping and valve to replace the existing 16-in. (406-mm) crossover piping and valve between Lines 11 and 17 in Lavaca County, Texas.