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Orion Pipeline

March 24, 2017 update: DRN sued PADEP for issuing the 105 permits for the Project and sued the Army Corps for issuing the Section 404 Clean Water Act permit for the Project. We submitted emergency motions for stay of construction activity that is currently pending before the Court. You can find the motions filed below under supporting documents.

DRN submitted extensive comment regarding the inadequacy and problems with the FERC Draft EA in September 2016 as part of the public process. You can view DRN’s comments and technical reports that were submitted by clicking on the components below.   

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc, filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its proposed Orion Project on October 9, 2015. The proposed $143 million project consists of the installation of 13 miles of additional pipe adjacent to and connecting with the existing TGP pipeline in Pike and Wayne counties, Pennsylvania. TGP also proposes to make minor adjustments to an existing compressor in Pike County, Pennsylvania. 

According to Kinder Morgan, the proposed Orion Project will allow TGP to transport up to 135,000 dekatherms per day of additional firm natural gas capacity on its pipeline system. The Orion Project’s full capacity is subject to agreements with three shippers. 

TGP asserts that the Orion Project is anticipated to begin in January 2017, with a June 2018 in-service planned. 

Orion’s FERC Docket No. is CP 16-4-000 

See below for a fact sheet describing the resources impacted by the Orion Pipeline.

Do you have concerns about this project?  Now is the time to intervene on the FERC Docket. 

Below there are Step by Step instructions how to do this.

Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 165 terminals.

Supporting Documents