TransCanada gets OK for pipelines to move natural gas from Marcellus, Utica shale regions

TransCanada Corp. has announced that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved construction of the Leach XPress and Rayne XPress pipeline projects that will transport natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays to Midwest and Gulf Coast markets, reports Oil and Gas 360. The news site says the company’s $1.4 billion Leach Xpress pipeline, which will cross West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle and southeastern Ohio, will transport approximately 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica regions. The Rayne XPress project primarily involves the construction of two compressor stations along TransCanada’s existing Columbia Gulf system to help move Marcellus and Utica natural gas to markets in the Gulf Coast region. For more, read the full story.

Ohio, West Virginia