Broadening the Reach of Appalachian Supply
Columbia Pipeline Group is proposing to construct seven new midpoint compressor stations along the existing Columbia pipeline system in Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.
This infrastructure improvement will allow for the safe transportation of low-cost natural gas from the Appalachian supply region to southern markets. The additional transmission of 875 MDth per day of natural gas will create new gas-on-gas competition for thousands of home and business end-users served by the Columbia Gulf pipeline system.
Compressor stations are above ground facilities containing equipment that help move natural gas through our interstate pipelines. Natural gas pressure gradually moderates from one compressor station to another according to the distance in-between. Factors like friction and changes in elevation also require natural gas to be compressed periodically as it progresses through our system and is delivered to our customers. The size and number of compressor stations needed depends on many factors including the pipeline’s diameter, the volume of gas being transported and the type of terrain being crossed.
Gulf XPress (GXP) proposed compressor station locations:
- Morehead, KY
- Paint Lick, KY
- Goodluck, KY
- Cane Ridge, TN
- Clifton Junction, TN
- New Albany, MS
- Holcomb, MS
Working With Communities
Public input is a critical part of the proposed Gulf XPress Project. In addition to providing project details to landowners, local officials, the news media and others, Columbia Gulf Transmission will host informational sessions where members of the public can interact with our team of project engineers and environmental specialists.
Commitment to Safety
Safely and efficiently delivering energy to our customers is a source of pride for Columbia. Through more than a century of operating experience and technological advancement, our companies and partners in the natural gas pipeline industry have developed one of the safest and most reliable energy transportation networks in the world.
CPG construction and operations meet or exceed the comprehensive federal pipeline safety program standards implemented by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). Specially trained employees monitor the performance of all CPG system facilities and pipelines 24-hours-per-day from our Charleston, West Virginia, Gas Control Center. Experienced pipeline integrity engineers oversee CPG’s continuous inspection program, which includes the use of state-of-the-art internal inspection devices called "smart pigs" that travel through our pipeline infrastructure.