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    Enbridge to proceed with the Texas Eastern modernisation

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The total capital cost of Phase 2 modernisation is approximately $400mn. (image credit: Enbridge)

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Enbridge to proceed with the Texas Eastern modernisation

Multinational pipeline company Enbridge plans to proceed with a second phase of modernisation of the Texas Eastern Transmission system, the company said on February 11. The company announced the $400mn project in its financial results for 2021, which showed a near doubling of earnings. 

The modernisation of Texas Eastern will increase the safety and reliability of the system and reduce associated greenhouse gas emissions by replacing ageing compressor equipment across the pipeline, Enbridge said. Phase 2 work will be staged with in-service dates beginning in 2024. The company expects to earn an appropriate return on these investments through periodic rate filings on Texas Eastern.

The company also announced the $100mn Appalachia to Market phase 2 expansion of the Texas Eastern system to provide additional capacity to meet US northeast demand for natural gas which is expected to be in service in 2025. 

Consisting of 13,800 km of pipeline, Texas Eastern connects Texas and the Gulf Coast with high-demand markets in the mid-Atlantic and northeast supplying natural gas for electric generation facilities.