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Expansion of Transco Natural Gas Pipeline Gets Federal Go-Ahead

Updated: Jun 26

January 13, 2022 |

A federal agency this last week approved expanding an interstate natural gas pipeline, despite opposition from state officials and environmental groups who argued the project saddles ratepayers with costs for unnecessary new natural gas capacity.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday granted a certificate for a Williams Company subsidiary to move forward with projects involving the Transco pipeline, by modifying and building compressor stations in New Jersey and building new pipeline segments in Pennsylvania.

NJ SEED: There was a time when “clean energy advocates” championed natural gas as clean energy. There are serious questions about the Murphy Administration’s Energy Master Plan being able to provide sufficient energy for a growing NJ economy and to this day the estimated cost to ratepayers remains a closely guarded secret by BPU. An additional supply of clean natural gas could deliver needed supply as energy demand grows.

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