2011-10-13 / Local & State

Company Plans To Expand Pa. Gas Pipeline

PITTSBURGH (AP) – El Paso Corporation says it wants to expand a natural gas pipeline system in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region.

The Houston-based company says the proposed project will include about 8 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline and modifications to compressor stations.

Officials say that will add almost 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of capacity, at a cost of less than $100 million.

The company plans to file federal permit applications later this year, with a target completion date of 2013.

El Paso says the expansion will tie into its Tennessee Gas Pipeline subsidiary, which helps deliver gas from the Marcellus to other regions.

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