Monday, December 3, 2012

Millenium Pipeline Minisink New York Compressor Station

FERC Order Issuing Certificate

Issue July 17, 2012

Minisink Compressor Station
On July 14, 2011, Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (Millennium) filed an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to construct and operate a new compressor station and related facilities in the Town of Minisink, Orange County, New York (Minisink Compressor Project). Millennium states that the proposed Minisink Compressor Project will enable it to transport an additional 225,000 dekatherms (Dth) per day to its interconnection with Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC (Algonquin) at Ramapo, New York. For the reasons discussed below, the Commission granted Millennium’s requested authorization, with appropriate conditions.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project by a 3 to 2 vote by Commissioners. A rehearing is currently being considered by FERC, and if it’s denied Minisink will  move on to Federal Court, however residents are prevented from doing so by a FERC-issued tolling order. In the meantime, Millennium is fully underway with the project, despite local opposition, and lack of a final legal determination. (FERC, Stop The Minisink Compressor Station)

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