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Company Overview of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.

Company Overview

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the interstate transportation and storage of natural gas. The company operates a natural gas pipeline system, which consists of approximately 11,800 miles of pipeline; and has 99 billion cubic feet of underground working natural gas storage capacity. Its pipeline system is located in the natural gas producing regions of Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico, and south Texas; and extends to the northeast section of the United States, including the metropolitan areas of New York City and Boston. The company was founded in 1940 and is based in Houston, Texas. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. is a subsidiary of Kind...

PO Box 2511

Houston, TX 77252

United States

Founded in 1940

Key Executives for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.

Principal Executive Officer, President and President of Southern Natural Gas Co.
Age: 60
Chairman and President of Pipeline Group
Age: 64
President of El Paso's Western Pipelines
Age: 61
Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President and Controller
Age: 63
Chief Commercial Officer, Senior Vice President and Director
Age: 50
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Key Developments

Landowners Gear Up to Sue FERC and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Under Clean Water Act for First Time

A group of property owners filed a notice of intent to bring a citizen suit against FERC and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., alleging violations of the Clean Water Act in the approval of the Connecticut Expansion natural gas pipeline project. The notice is significant because this represents the first time that litigants have sought to directly enforce the CWA against FERC through the act's citizen suit provision instead of through judicial review under the Natural Gas Act. FERC routinely runs afoul of the Clean Water Act by issuing certificates and allowing certain preliminary construction activities based on the idea that a natural gas project developer will obtain the required permits in the future. In this case, the law firm and its client charged, FERC issued a Natural Gas Act certificate for the Connecticut Expansion even though Massachusetts has not yet granted required state certification under the Clean Water Act. The notice came just days after FERC approved the estimated $85.7 million pipeline project. It marks the start of a 60-day notice period, during which FERC can address the alleged violations. If the commission does not, the citizen suit would be filed in federal district court. A copy of the notice was sent to the FERC commissioners, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and the head of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The group of Massachusetts residents is called Sandisfield Taxpayers Opposing the Pipeline, or STOP. The group said in a statement released by Elefant's firm that it is concerned because the FERC certificate gives Tennessee the right to take property through eminent domain. They are also concerned that construction will remove "hundreds of trees" and as a result "cause significant harm to the environment and waterways of the state." The group first raised its concerns during the FERC review. Kinder Morgan Inc. said it would not comment on a threat to sue.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to Supply 295,000 Dth/D to Flow to Cameron LNG

Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has applied at FERC for an approximately $170 million expansion of its gas transportation system to serve shippers that also have signed on with the Cameron LNG LLC liquefaction and export facility. The Southwest Louisiana Supply Project would provide 295,000 Dth/d of incremental capacity to project shippers Mitsubishi and MMGS, FERC said in a notice about the application Nov. 9. Tennessee Gas estimated the cost of the project to be $170,453,208. The project would include construction of about 2.4 miles of 30-inch-diameter pipeline lateral in Madison Parish, La.; 1.4 miles of 30-inch lateral in Richland and Franklin parishes; and a new compressor station in Franklin Parish. Tennessee Gas has also proposed to construct five meter stations to allow it to receive gas on its 800 Line from five interconnecting pipelines and replace a turbine engine at an existing compressor station in Rapides Parish. The pipeline would allow for additional natural gas to be sent south to a point of interconnection with Cameron Interstate Pipeline LLC and eventually to the Cameron LNG facility in Cameron Parish, according to the project's application, filed October 26, 2015. Tennessee Gas has asked FERC to issue certificate authorizations by November 1, 2016, to help meet the in-service date requested by the project shippers of February 1, 2018. Tennessee Gas executed binding precedent agreements with Mitsubishi for 600,000 Dth/d of firm capacity and with MMGS for 300,000 Dth/d of firm capacity, and both agreements have primary terms of 20 years. Out of the total 900,000 Dth/d of contracted capacity with the two shippers, Tennessee Gas would provide 605,000 Dth/d through existing and unsubscribed available capacity or capacity it would make available. The project would therefore create an additional 295,000 Dth/d of incremental capacity to be served to the project shippers.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Applies for 135,000-Dth/d Pa. Gas Line Expansion

Tennessee Gas Pipeline has submitted an abbreviated application to increase natural gas pipeline capacity in Pennsylvania by 135,000 Dth/d. Tennessee Gas' Orion project would entail the construction of two 36-inch pipeline loops and the installation of accessory facilities, according to the application, filed Oct. 9. Installed along Tennessee Gas' 300 Line right of way, one pipeline loop would run 8.23 miles in Wayne and Pike counties, while the other would traverse 4.68 miles in Pike County. Appurtenant and auxiliary facilities would include a new pig launcher, crossover and connecting facilities to connect the pipeline loops with the 300 Line, and a rewheel/restage of a compressor unit for the increased volumes and changes in the station design conditions. Tennessee Gas asked for the certificate authorized by Nov. 1, 2016, which would allow it to begin construction in the beginning of 2017 and complete the project by the in-service date of June 1, 2018.

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