West Loop Project
Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. (DETI) has proposed the West Loop Project to help meet the increasing demand for natural gas in the Midwest. The project will improve regional energy reliability by providing gas supply to a new electric power-generation facility. Access to new natural gas supply is critical to offsetting the loss of coal-fired, electricity-generating plants which continue to be retired across the country.
The project would provide 150,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service – enough to heat more than 136,000 households for a single winter day. It would include adding 5 miles of pipeline in an existing right of way, modifying one existing compressor station, adding regulation at another station and automation at an existing metering and regulation facility. The project is expected to be in-service in the third quarter of 2021.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency responsible for reviewing and authorizing interstate natural gas transmission projects, will coordinate with other federal, state and local agencies to thoroughly address land, air, water, noise, fish/wildlife/vegetation, economic impacts, reliability and safety and other issues.
The pipeline would be designed, constructed, operated and maintained in accordance with FERC and U.S. Department of Transportation standards, and all other applicable regulations, standards and guidelines for safety.
West Loop Project Support
Pennsylvania Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties)
Marcellus Shale Coalition
PA Chamber of Business and Industry
Pennsylvania House of Representative Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence County)
- Carroll Compressor Station, Carroll County (OH) - Modify existing units (no horsepower change)
- Beaver Compressor Station, Beaver County (PA) - Install additional regulation and measurement upgrade
- Koppel Regulation Junction, Beaver County (PA) - Install 5 miles of 36-inch pipeline parallel to existing TL-400 line, and launcher/receiver
- Stitt Gate Site, Beaver County (PA) - 36-inch pipeline terminates into TL-400
- Old Petersburg Regulation Junction, Lawrence County (PA) - Add automation and new control valves
- Open House --October 25, 2018
- File FERC Application -- 1st Quarter 2019
- Receive FERC Order - 4th Quarter 2019
- Begin Construction - 1st Quarter 2020
- Project completed and in-service - 3rd Quarter 2021
- West Loop Project Fact Sheet
- Project Map
- Project Brochure
- Frequently Asked Questions
- See how we and other pipeline companies are working with The Nature Conservancy to share best practices to minimize environmental impacts of pipeline construction in mountainous areas.
- Dominion Energy held an open house for the West Loop Project on Oct. 25, 2018 at the Beaver Falls Middle School Cafeteria in Beaver Falls, PA. (Advertisement). At the open house, we had on display the following posters:
If you have additional questions about the West Loop Project, please contact us at WestLoop@dominionenergy.com and we will respond back to you in a timely manner.