Transco’s Virginia Southside Expansion Now In Service

The Virginia Southside Expansion in red with two new compressor stations.
The Virginia Southside Expansion in red with two new compressor stations.

Gas is now flowing through Transco’s Virginia Southside Expansion. It meets up with the Transcontinental mainline in Pittsylvania County, VA.

The additional 100 miles of pipeline will deliver natural gas originating from fracking wells in northeast Pennsylvania, which routes through connecting pipelines to the Transco mainline.

From Natural Gas Intelligence:

On [December 1,  2014], Transco began partial service of 250,000 Dth/d on its Virginia Southside Expansion. Transco has historically transported about one-quarter of the gas consumed in Virginia and nearly all of the gas consumed in North Carolina. Virginia Southside expands existing facilities in southern Virginia, allowing the pipeline to increase deliveries by 270,000 Dth/d. The project is primarily designed to fuel Dominion Virginia Power’s new 1,300 MW power plant in Brunswick County, VA.

Virginia Southside consists of about 100 miles of new 24-inch diameter pipeline extending from the Transco mainline in Pittsylvania County, VA, and into Halifax, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, and terminating in Brunswick County. The project modifies Transco’s existing mainline to allow for natural gas to flow south rather than north, to provide gas transportation capability from Transco’s pooling point in Mercer County, NJ (see Daily GPI, Nov. 22, 2013).

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