EMPIRE PIPELINE, INC.
EMPIRE PIPELINE, INC.
Expanding the interstate pipeline system allows low-priced and abundant natural gas to reach high-demand regions and new consumers. We remain positioned to play a key role in the ongoing build-out of necessary energy infrastructure in the Marcellus Shale geographic formation in the Appalachian Basin. Our extensive pipeline system and storage facilities are geographically situated to provide valuable connectivity to a number of major interstate pipelines and producers in the Northeast, Midwest and Eastern Canada.
National Fuel’s highest priority has been, and always will be, the safety of our customers, employees and the public in the communities where we operate. The Pipeline & Storage segment has leveraged the construction of its expansion projects as an opportunity to also modernize portions of its pipeline network while limiting environmental impact.
Empire Pipeline is a FERC-regulated interstate pipeline system that generally transports natural gas from various receipt points in southern New York and at the Pennsylvania border to various local distribution companies, end-users and other interstate pipelines in Western and Central New York and Canada.
Empire Pipeline started operations in 1993 as a 157-mile natural gas transmission pipeline that stretched from the Canadian Border at Chippawa to Oswego County, New York. In 2008, the 77-mile Empire Connector Pipeline was placed into service, adding a southern mainline that joined Empire to Millennium Pipeline at Corning, New York. In November 2011, the 15-mile Tioga County Extension was constructed, extending the Empire Connector to producer-gathering systems located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. In late 2015, the 17-mile Tuscarora Lateral was placed into service, bridging the gap between National Fuel Supply Corporation’s Tuscarora Compressor Station in Steuben County, New York and the Tioga County Extension.
Empire begins at an interconnection with the TransCanada Pipeline at the border between the United States and Canada in the Chippawa Channel of the Niagara River. The pipeline continues eastward for 157 miles, past Buffalo and Rochester and ending northwest of Syracuse, in New York State. In addition, Empire Pipeline has an additional route that starts its east/west line at a point near Rochester and continues 92 miles south to a point of interconnection in Jackson, PA.
LENGTH: Nearly 270 miles total
PIPE SIZE: 12" to 24" diameter