The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of the Cameron Access Project in southwest Louisiana by Columbia Pipeline Group subsidiary Columbia Gulf Transmission.
The Cameron Access Project includes improvements to Columbia Gulf’s existing pipeline system, as well as ancillary facilities, a new compressor station near Lake Arthur, Louisiana, and the installation of an approximately 42 km greenfield pipeline lateral in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, that provides direct access to the Cameron LNG export facility.
The project involves an investment of approximately $US310 million and includes binding precedent agreements for more than 90 per cent of the 800 million cubic feet of new firm transportation capacity.
The project is anticipated to begin construction activity in the spring of 2016 and be placed in service during the first quarter of 2018.
“This is an important natural gas infrastructure project that further connects abundant, but constrained, Appalachian supplies to higher value markets,” said CPG President Glen Kettering.