(Reuters) – Texas Eastern Transmission LP, a unit of Spectra Energy Partners LP, filed with U.S. federal energy regulators to build a pipeline extension that would allow it to move natural gas from Ohio to the Gulf Coast.
In the past, most gas flowed from the Gulf Coast and the U.S. and Canadian West to the heavily populated U.S. Midwest and Northeast.
But with record gas production in shale plays like the Marcellus in Pennsylvania and Utica in Ohio, pipeline companies like Texas Eastern are now looking to reverse the direction of some of their pipelines to move gas out of the Midwest and Northeast to meet growing industrial on the Gulf Coast.
Texas Eastern proposed in its filing last week with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to spend about $468 million to build 76 miles (122 km) of 30-inch (76-cm) pipeline from the Kensington processing plant in Columbiana County, Ohio to interconnect with Texas Eastern’s existing hub in Monroe County, Ohio.
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