Central Penn Line

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In February 2014, Vega announced the Central Penn Line pipeline project. Vega joined with WGL, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, and equity provider Energy Investors Fund (EIF) to form the Meade Pipeline Co LLC, that will jointly develop and own, together with Williams an approximately 177-mile, 36-42-inch natural gas pipeline that is part of the larger Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. The pipeline will transport up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from northeast Pennsylvania to a point on Transcontinental's mainline in southeastern Pennsylvania. Construction started on September 15, 2017 and is expected to commence service in September 2018, the total cost of the Meade Pipeline Company's investment in the Central Penn Line is approximately $746 million.
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Project Updates

  • Sep 30, 2019, Meade Pipeline Co LLC agrees to sell interest in Central Penn Line to NextEra Energy. See press release here: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/nextera-energy-to-acquire-meade-pipeline-its-interests-in-central-penn-line-1028562451
  • On Dec 13, 2018, Approved for service by FERC on October 4th and entered service on October 6th.
  • On Aug 24, 2018, Transco filed with FERC requesting authorization to place the pipeline in service by Sept 10, 2018.
  • On Sep 15, 2017, Williams started construction on two new compressor stations in Columbia and Wyoming counties in Pennsylvania.
  • On Feb. 3, 2017, FERC issued an Order granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Atlantic Sunrise project, concluding that the project is environmentally acceptable and is in the public interest.
  • On Dec. 30, 2016, the Final Environmental Impact Statement was issued by FERC, concluding that environmental impacts would be reduced to "less than significant levels" with the implementation of mitigation measures proposed by the company and FERC.