Adelphia files application for certificate of public convenience and necessity
Following the conclusion of its successful binding open season, Adelphia Gateway filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the acquisition, construction and operation of an existing 84-mile pipeline and related facilities in Pennsylvania. FERC is the independent administrative agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas. Announced in November 2017, Adelphia Gateway, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, entered into an agreement to purchase and operate the Pennsylvania-based pipeline system with interconnections at Texas Eastern Transmission in Bucks County and Columbia Gas Transmission in Northampton County to Marcus Hook in Delaware County. Adelphia Gateway will repurpose the southern 50-mile portion of the pipeline to provide natural gas to the region. The northern 34-mile section of the pipeline, extending from Bucks County to Northampton County, was converted to deliver natural gas in 1996. Once complete, Adelphia Gateway will be able to transport an incremental 250,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day, approximately 91 million dekatherms per year, providing a direct and flexible path for delivering locally produced natural gas to growing and underserved markets in southeastern Pennsylvania and beyond. Pending receipt of all the necessary permits and regulatory actions, Adelphia Gateway expects the project to be placed into service in early 2019.