The proposed NGT project will originate in northeastern Ohio, and include approximately 402 km of large diameter pipe capable of transporting 1 Bcf/d of natural gas. The line will follow existing utility corridors to an interconnection in Michigan, and use the existing Vector Pipeline system to reach the Ontario market. Upon completion of the project, Spectra Energy will become a 20 per cent owner in Vector Pipeline, a joint venture between DTE Energy and Enbridge.
The new pipeline will serve local distribution companies, power generators, and industrial users in the Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario markets. It will include interconnections with Michigan Consolidated Gas Co, Consumers Energy and, through the Vector Pipeline, the Enbridge Tecumseh Gas Storage facility and Union Gas’ Dawn Hub, both in Ontario.
The companies have received expressions of interest for a significant level of firm capacity to anchor the project. An open season for the project is planned for the fourth quarter of 2012, with a targeted in-service as early as November 2015, depending on final market demand and commitments.