By JENNIFER AMATO
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The deadline is looming for residents opposed to a natural gas compressor station to have their opinions documented.
Williams Partners L.P. operates the Transco natural gas pipeline that transports natural gas from south Texas to New York City. Williams is proposing the installation of a compressor station for connection to the Transco pipeline on a portion of the Trap Rock Quarry property located near the intersection of Route 27 and Promenade Boulevard in South Brunswick/Franklin Township to supply the Brooklyn and Rockaway areas of New York at the request of its customer, National Grid.
Williams announced last month that Transco filed an official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization for its Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project, which would create 400,000 dekatherms per day of incremental firm transportation capacity to markets in the northeastern United States for the 2019-20 winter heating season.
The proximity of the property to 377 single-family homes and townhomes in the Princeton Walk development, 100 individual homes in the Preserves and 198 townhomes at the Woods at Princeton Walk is the resounding concern of neighbors because of safety and noise issues.
The certificate application reflects an expected capital cost of $926.5 million and a target in-service date of Dec. 1, 2019. Consistent with Williams’ practice for financial planning, the capital cost and in-service target are further risked to $1.01 billion and May 2020, according to the company.
For more information on the compressor station project, visit www.northeastsupplyenhancement.com.
To join as an intervenor, visit ferconline.ferc.gov/eRegistration.aspx
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