The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently granted Columbia Gas Transmission certificate approval for the company’s 29-mile WB XPress natural gas pipeline project in West Virginia, according to Platts.

The project will increase Columbia’s existing WB line capacity, which runs bidirectionally through West Virginia and the northern part of Virginia. The WB XPress will pick up gas around Braxton County, West Virginia and deliver 500 MMcf/d eastbound by interconnecting with Cove Point Pipeline and Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line and deliver 800 MMcf/d westbound via Tennessee Gas at Broad Run and existing Columbia infrastructure including Columbia Gas Appalachia Pool.

The project includes 2.9 miles of new pipeline, two compressor stations and replacement of 26 miles of existing pipeline to increase capacity in the region by 1.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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