The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved construction of the 255-mile NEXUS Transmission Pipeline Project, which will transport 1.5 Bcf/d of clean-burning natural gas from receipt points in eastern Ohio to existing pipeline system interconnects in southeastern Michigan. FERC issued a certificate of public necessity and convenience for the project last week and cleared the way for pipeline construction activities.
The lead developers for NEXUS have secured significant market interest in new natural gas supplies in Ohio, Michigan, Chicago and Ontario to provide increased energy diversity, security and reliability across these regions. Specifically, the project will transport emerging Appalachian shale gas supplies directly to consumers in northern Ohio; southeastern Michigan; the Chicago Hub in Illinois; and the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada.
By expanding access to natural gas in these markets, NEXUS will offer consumers across the region affordable, cleaner-burning and domestically-abundant natural gas to help meet the growing demand for cleaner power generation, industrial and commercial use, and home heating.