The Nexus Pipeline is a proposed 42″ or 36″ Diameter High Pressure Gas Transmission Pipeline starting in Kensington, Ohio traveling northwest through Toledo and Michigan to the Dawn, Ontario storage facility hub.
NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline Project information submitted to FERC as of April 8, 2015.
Summary of the Planned Projects
NEXUS and Texas Eastern plan to construct and operate about 256 miles of interstate natural gas transmission pipeline and associated facilities in Ohio and Michigan. The general location of the NEXUS and TEAL Projects are shown in Appendix 1. 2 NEXUS is proposing to construct the following Project components:
- about 200 miles of new 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Columbiana, Stark, Summit, Wayne, Medina, Loraine, Erie, Sandusky, Wood, Lucas, and Fulton counties, Ohio;
- about 50 miles of new 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Lenawee, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties, Michigan;
- about 1.2 miles of new 36-inch-diameter interconnecting pipeline3 in Columbiana and Carroll counties, Ohio;
- about 0.2 mile of new 30-inch diameter interconnecting pipeline in Columbiana County, Ohio;
- installation of up to130,000 horsepower (hp) of compression at four new gas turbine compressor stations, one each in Columbiana, Medina, Sandusky, and Lucas counties, Ohio;
- a total of 4 metering and regulation stations, three in Columbiana County, Ohio and one in Washtenaw County, Michigan; and
- various launchers, receivers, mainline valves, and other appurtenant facilities at assorted locations along the planned system in Ohio and Michigan.
Texas Eastern is proposing to construct the following Project components:
- about 4.5 miles of new 36-inch-diameter natural gas loop pipeline4 in Monroe County, Ohio;
- one new compressor station with 18,800 hp in Columbiana County, Ohio;
- additional 9,400 hp of compression and piping modifications at one existing compressor station (Colerain Compressor Station) in Belmont County, Ohio; and
- launchers, receivers, and various piping modifications at 2 existing regulating and receiver sites in Monroe County, Ohio.
According to the applicants, the projects would provide up to 1.5 million dekatherms per day of natural gas to various markets in the U.S. Midwest and Canada. The Project would tie into existing infrastructure and include capacity on existing pipeline systems to serve customers in Ohio and Michigan, as well as customers in Illinois (the Chicago area) and Ontario, Canada (the Dawn area). If approved, NEXUS and Texas Eastern propose to commence construction in the first quarter 2017 and place facilities in service on November 1, 2017.
Construction of the planned facilities would disturb about 3,200 acres of land for the pipeline and above ground facilities. The typical construction right-of-way for pipeline facilities would be 100 feet wide, with additional workspace needed in some locations due to site-specific conditions. Following construction, the applicants would maintain about 1,600 acres for permanent operation of the Project’s facilities; the remaining acreage would be restored and revert to former uses. About 60 percent of the pipeline route parallels existing utility rights-of-way. Land affected by construction but not required for operation would generally be allowed to revert to former uses.