EMPIRE NORTH PROJECT
EMPIRE NORTH PROJECT
Empire Pipeline, Inc., a subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company, plans to file an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to construct two compression stations located in Farmington, NY, and Jackson Township, Tioga County, PA, along with minor facility modifications to its existing Jackson Meter & Regulator Station and its existing New Victor Regulator Station, located in Jackson Township, Tioga County, PA, and Victor, NY, respectively.
The Empire North Project consists of:
NEWS & UPDATES
Whether you're a member of the media, a landowner, a public official or any other interested party, we want to keep you informed and answer all of your questions regarding this project. Get The Facts.
Empire Informational Sessions—November 2017/January 2018
Empire Submits Section 7(c) Application—February 2018
Commission Issues Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity—February 2019
Empire Submits the Implementation Plan—April 2019
Empire Commences Construction Upon Receipt of Authorization—Fall 2019
Project Facilities Placed Into Service—September 2020
PUBLIC MEETINGS & OUTREACH
DATE & TIME
THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Farmington Town Hall
1000 Country Road 8 Farmington, NY
DATE & TIME
THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Lawrenceville Fire Department 8
9 Mechanic Street #11 Laurenceville, PA
ADDITIONAL DATES COMING SOON.
The following should not be construed as legal advice, but only as a brief description for this limited purpose. If you have questions about your rights, you should discuss them with an attorney of your choice.
Empire filed its application pursuant to sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for the Empire North Project on February 16, 2018. FERC has assigned the project Docket No. CP18-89-000. Click here to access the Application on FERC’s website.
With more than 110 years of experience in the natural gas industry, National Fuel is tied to the cities, towns and villages where we do business. We have a personal stake in the communities where we operate as our 2,000 employees, their families and 2,270 retirees live in our service territories. Within our Pipeline and Storage businesses, we have more than a century's worth of experience in building and operating natural gas facilities and are committed to safely constructing pipeline systems to minimize environmental and community impacts. As such, National Fuel is committed to working with federal, state and local regulatory agencies, including, but not limited to the following agencies listed below:
STATE OF NEW YORK AGENCIES
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AGENCIES
COMPRESSOR STATION SAFETY
National Fuel safely operates thousands of miles of pipeline and 134 compressor units at 38 stations in New York and Pennsylvania. The Company's engineers have extensive experience in pipeline engineering and construction and bring the latest state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques to every project. National Fuel's compressor stations and high-pressure pipelines consistently receive "clean" audits for the company by federal safety regulators. Some of the safety measures featured would include:
– On-site daily inspection (M-F)
– Additional local support available
– After hours on-call staff available
– Fire detection
– Gas detection
– Automatic emergency shutdown (ESD system)
– 100 percent Weld X-ray
– Hydrostatic test of piping >150 percent
National Fuel welcomes questions and comments from residents and community members about the Empire North Project.
New York Contact
Feedback-Empire North Project
c/o Corporate Communications Department
6363 Main Street
Williamsville, N.Y. 14221