New animated videos explain pipeline construction process

Staff Reports

Ever wonder how a pipeline gets built?

Thanks to a new animated video, viewers have an opportunity to learn how transmission pipelines are installed in both urban, and rural settings.

Williams developed the videos to help explain construction processes that would be used during the installation of the company’s Northeast Supply Enhancement project, which includes the proposed installation of three and a half miles of 26-inch pipe in Middlesex County, N.J. (known as the Madison Loop) and about 10 miles of 42-inch pipe in Lancaster County, Pa. (known as the Quarryville Loop).

View the videos here:

The Northeast Supply Enhancement project will increase Transco pipeline deliveries to National Grid — the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S. — by 400 million cubic feet per day (enough natural gas to serve the daily needs of about 2.3 million homes).

Once complete, the project will help provide affordable, clean and reliable energy to northeastern consumers, including the 1.8 million customers served by National Grid in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

Williams filed a 7(c) application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on March 27, 2017 (Docket No. CP17-101). FERC is in the process of preparing an environmental evaluation using information included in the Certificate Application. If FERC determines that the project is environmentally acceptable – and is satisfied the project is in the public interest – it will issue an Order granting a Certificate.