Columbia Gas Reliability Plan

In 2017 Columbia Gas originally proposed five (5) infrastructure projects in its Greater Springfield Service Area to increase system reliability, accommodate expanded use of gas, and end its current moratorium on new and expanded gas use in the Northampton Service Area.

On October 11, 2019 Columbia Gas announced they were abandoning their plan to build the “Alternate Backfeed” through the city of West Springfield to bring gas to Holyoke, and to declare the gas moratorium in Northampton and Easthampton indefinite.

The remaining four (4) projects include Kinder Morgan (Tennessee Gas Pipeline, TGP) upgrades to the TGP Agawam compressor station and a new loop along the TGP Agawam lateral, a new Longmeadow meter station with a new (or replacement) pipeline in Longmeadow and Springfield, and a replacement pipeline in Agawam and West Springfield and then across the Connecticut River into Springfield.  Map below.

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See more on Agawam Station 261 Upgrade Projects

DPU Filings:

Docket 17-172 – Contract Case:

Docket 17-166 – Five-Year Forecast & Supply Plan: