Tuscarora Lateral Project - Open House Presentation on New 17-Mile Pipeline in Steuben County, NY
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Tuscarora Lateral Project - Open House Presentation on New 17-Mile Pipeline in Steuben County, NY

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Empire Pipeline, a subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company (which also owns driller Seneca Resources) is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval on a new 17-mile pipeline ...

Empire Pipeline, a subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company (which also owns driller Seneca Resources) is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval on a new 17-mile pipeline in Steuben County, NY. The project is called the Tuscorara Lateral Project and will cost a projected $43 million. The pipeline will connect a gas storage field and compressor station in Tuscarora, NY (also owned by National Fuel Gas) with the existing Empire Pipeline network--a network that stretches from Buffalo to Syracuse and down to Corning. This "little" piece of pipeline will open up much needed extra volumes of natural gas for Upstate New Yorkers.

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Tuscarora Lateral Project - Open House Presentation on New 17-Mile Pipeline in Steuben County, NY Tuscarora Lateral Project - Open House Presentation on New 17-Mile Pipeline in Steuben County, NY Presentation Transcript

  • Tuscarora Lateral Project Docket Number PF13-12-000 Open House April 23, 2013
  • • Extensive community involvement early on • Continued open dialogue with the public • Open lines of communication • We are here to: – Answer your questions – Listen to your comments – Gather your input • Please hold questions until the end Community Involvement
  • • 100+ years experience in New York & Pennsylvania • Parent company of Empire Pipeline, Inc. • Four main business segments:  Pipeline & Storage: owns and operates 2,800 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines  Exploration & Production  Utility  Energy Marketing National Fuel Gas Company
  • • Natural gas supplies 25% of all energy used in the U.S.  In 2012, the U.S. consumed 24.7 Tcf of natural gas.  Consumption of natural gas will increase 15% by 2035, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). • Natural gas is delivered to customers through a safe, 2.3 million mile underground pipeline system that includes 300,000 miles of transmission lines. Natural Gas is in Demand
  • • Construction of approximately 18- miles of 16 or 20 inch diameter pipeline from National Fuel Supply Corporation’s Tuscarora Compressor Station in the Town of Tuscarora, NY, to the Empire Tioga County Extension pipeline in the Town of Caton, NY, or in Jackson Township, PA. • Will provide New York utilities and others connected to Empire with access to load balancing storage services on National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, and new economic supplies. Project Overview
  • Project Timeline Winter 2012/Spring 2013 Preliminary Route Analysis April 12, 2013 Begin the FERC NEPA pre-filing process April 23, 2013 Open House/Public meeting Spring/Summer 2013 Detailed Environmental & Engineering Studies October 2013 FERC 7(c) filing Early 2014 Negotiate rights-of-way (ROW) September 2014 Requested FERC 7(c) approval Fall 2014 Proposed commencement of Construction Summer 2015 Restoration activities begin November 2015 Target in-service date Spring 2016 - ongoing Remaining restoration; monitor crop yields
  • • Approximately 18 miles of 16 to 20- inch pipeline in Steuben County, NY  Begins at National Fuel Supply Corp’s Tuscarora Compressor Station in the Town of Tuscarora  Ends at Empire’s Tioga County Extension in the Town of Caton, NY, or in Jackson Township, PA • Metering station at Tuscarora Compressor Station • Companion project by National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation at its Tuscarora Storage Field (Map to be inserted.) Project Facilities
  • • Benefits New York utilities and their rate payers  Access to load balancing storage services  Access to new economic gas supplies • Investing approximately $43 million in Steuben County • Creating approximately 245 jobs during construction • Supporting local businesses during construction • Ongoing work with area companies Economic Impact of the Project
  • • Minimize impact to landowners • Engineering and technical issues • Least disturbance of land • Natural resource preservation • Cultural and archeological resource preservation Factors in Selection of Route
  • • Spring 2013 Route Recon and Constructability Review • Receive landowner input • Develop route alternatives and deviations • Identify preferred route • Ongoing route review with stakeholders (Map to be inserted.) Detailed Route Map
  • • Safety is our priority • Outstanding safety record • Pipeline is constructed and maintained to meet or exceed federal safety code:  Minimum 3 foot of cover  100% X-ray  Hydrostatic Test • Regulated and inspected by U.S. Dept. of Transportation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Safety
  • • Surveying of Property:  Permission for preliminary surveying Spring 2013  Complete surveying in Summer 2013 • Surveying does not harm your land  Mostly done by walking land  Minimal shovel testing, if necessary • Allows for direct landowner input on routing alternatives • No commitment for ROW • Company representatives carry National Fuel photo ID at all times • Will not ask to enter your home for any reason Surveying in Your Area
  • • Compensation for new ROW:  Permanent ROW 50’ wide  Additional 25’-75’ of temporary work space to allow for construction  Based on current market values • Compensation for economic loss caused by construction • Land restored to original or better condition Landowner Compensation
  • Proven Results Before During After
  • Questions, Comments & Input Contact: Sandra James Director Corporate Communications Phone: 1-800-677-8004 Address: Feedback c/o Corporate Communications Dept. PO Box 2081, 1100 State Street Erie, PA 16512-2081 E-mail: jamess@natfuel.com