According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Dec. 6, natural gas pipeline capacity in New England increased for the first time since 2010. This is due in part to the completion of two natural gas pipeline projects by Spectra Energy.
The Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project was put into service after approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with the remainder of the project set for completion later this month. The Salem Lateral project, which provides capacity for the Salem Harbor Power Plant, a coal-to-gas electric power plant, was also placed into service November 1, but is not expected to be used until 2017.
For the nation as a whole, 10 U.S. natural gas pipeline projects have been completed or are expected to be completed before the end of 2016. In all, nearly 5.9 Bcf/d of additional pipeline capacity will be placed in service throughout 2016.
Read the entire article by the EPA here.