National Grid looking to build transmission pipeline in New York

Published on April 25, 2019 by Dave Kovaleski

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National Grid is seeking to construct and operate a natural gas transmission pipeline in Bethlehem, N.Y.

The project involves the installation of a new 16-inch diameter pipeline and associated facilities at National Grid’s Bethlehem Gate Station in the Town of Bethlehem, extending northeast to the company’s Troy Gate Station in the Town of North Greenbush.

The pipeline is expected to be about 7.3 miles long with an operating pressure of 300 pounds per square inch. It would close the Albany Loop, which is an existing National Grid horseshoe-shaped transmission line that travels from Troy to Bethlehem. National Grid says the pipeline is necessary since it would enhance the reliability of the company’s Eastern New York service territory.

National Grid filed a petition with the state’s Commission for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to build the transmission pipeline. The commission has introduced a public comment period to solicit feedback. The comment period is open until May 24.

The documents are available at by entering Case Number 19-T-0069 in the input box labeled “Search for Case/Matter Number.” Commission documents may also be obtained from the Commission’s Files Office, 14th floor, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223.