Northern Natural Gas has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to build and operate new natural gas transportation facilities in Gaines County, Texas, according to a Sept. 18 notice in the Federal Register.
Northern plans to build a greenfield compressor station in Gaines County that includes installation of a Solar Taurus 70-10802S with approximately 11,152 horsepower and a Solar Taurus 60-7302S with approximately 6,937 horsepower.
According to the notice, the suction side of the compressor station will be connected to the 30-inch-diameter Spraberry to Plains pipeline, while the station will discharge to the 30-inch diameter Kermit to Beaver pipeline.
In addition, the proposed project includes the installation of a station suction scrubber, a station recycle control valve, lube-oil coolers, a discharge gas cooler, blowdown silencers, unit inlet air filters and exhaust systems, a backup generator, fuel gas heating skids, a fire/gas detection system, an air compressor and dryer system, two compressor buildings, a control building, an auxiliary building, a septic system and associated above-grade and below-grade piping, valves and instrumentation. The compressor buildings will contain noise-attenuating panels, insulation and air inlet/exhaust hoods.
The facilities will provide for incremental peak-day firm service of 210,000 dekatherms per day. Northern said it will acquire an approximately 20-acre site for the new compressor station.
Northern also requests approval for rolled-in rate treatment of the expansion costs.
The company said that the estimated capital cost of the facilities is $40.6 million.