Third Party EIS for Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion
To meet growing needs for energy, Florida Gas Transmission Company proposed the expansion of its extensive natural gas pipeline system. Known as the Phase VIII expansion, the project encompasses 483 miles of new natural gas pipeline and new compression upgrades which complement the existing 5,000-mile-long pipeline network that moves natural gas from the Texas coast, across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and throughout Florida.
As proposed, Phase VIII begins at the Mississippi-Alabama border and winds through Florida with 14 pipeline segments that pass through 28 counties. We assisted with services to support regulatory approval requirements. Working with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Florida Gas Transmission, we prepared a third-party environmental impact statement, FERC notices, arranged public scoping meetings, tracked public comments and maintained an environmental mailing list. We also reviewed draft resource reports and project filings and provided oversight and management of an interdisciplinary team of resource specialists. Our experience with FERC requirements and the NEPA process was key in helping Florida Gas Transmission address natural resource issues and siting challenges for gas pipeline expansion plans.
- Size: 483 miles of new natural gas pipeline and new compression upgrades which complement the existing 5,000-mile-long pipeline network
- Professional Services: FERC Documentation, Natural Resources Analysis, Public Involvement and Stakeholder Outreach, Regulatory Compliance
- Project Components: Environmental Impact Statement
- Project Type: Energy, Natural Gas Pipelines, Oil and Gas
- Related Projects: Environmental Sciences & Permitting, Midstream, Oil & Gas, Power