In response to high demand for its transportation service to the Chicago market hub, Alliance is assessing the feasibility of adding more compression facilities along its pipeline system to increase throughput capacity. Approximately 500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) of new capacity could be made available. Alliance currently transports approximately 1.6 billion standard cubic feet per day (Bscf/d) on average.
The Alliance pipeline system was constructed with future potential for additional compressor stations on its existing system footprint. The new compression facilities would be built at the mid-point between existing stations along our 3,848-kilometer (2,391-mile) pipeline. This would enable Alliance to safely expand its carrying capacity to the Chicago market hub by more than 30 percent, without requiring a system outage.
Alliance is currently conducting a project economics study, with a decision on next steps anticipated by the fall of 2017.
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Expressions of Interest
On March , 2017, Alliance announced a non-binding call for expressions of interest for additional natural gas transportation service on its system, with an anticipated service commencement date of November 1, 2020., 2017, Alliance announced a non-binding call for expressions of interest for additional natural gas transportation service on its system, with an anticipated service commencement date of November 1, 2020.
Existing and potential shippers interested in this incremental transportation service are asked to contact Alliance by March 31, 2017. Existing shippers may wish to discuss options for contract term-up of current transportation service that will support the project. A confidentiality agreement will be provided to facilitate all discussions. If Alliance determines that sufficient interest has been received, and following its feasibility study, Alliance may commence a binding open season as early as the fall of 2017.