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Constitution Pipeline Company seeks approval to build gas pipeline in US

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Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking approval to construct a 122-mile pipeline connecting domestic natural gas production in northeastern Pennsylvania with northeastern markets by early 2015.

Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC is a limited liability company owned by subsidiaries of Williams Partners L.P., Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., and WGL Holdings, Inc.

The Constitution Pipeline has been designed to transport up to 650,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day (enough natural gas to serve approximately three million homes) from Williams Partners' gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to the Iroquois Gas Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline systems in Schoharie County, New York. The capital cost of the project is estimated to be $683 million.

The 30-inch underground transmission pipeline would stretch from Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, into Broome County, New York, Chenango County, New York, Delaware County, New York, and terminate in Schoharie County, New York.

Williams Partners owns a 41% share of Constitution Pipeline and, through its affiliates, will provide construction, operation and maintenance services for the new pipeline. Through their subsidiaries, Cabot owns a 25% share, Piedmont Natural Gas owns a 24% share and WGL owns a 10% share of the company.

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