National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation

YM28 and FM120 Modernization Project

On March 10, 2017, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel), a subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company, filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) at Docket Number CP17-74-000 for an order permitting and approving construction of the YM28 and FM120 Modernization Project in Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties, Pennsylvania. The primary purpose of the YM28 and FM120 Modernization Project is to replace National Fuel’s existing YM28 (1940s vintage) pipeline infrastructure and portions of National Fuel’s existing FM120 (1950s vintage) pipeline infrastructure to enhance the reliability and safety of the National Fuel system for distribution markets, storage, local production and transportation services. The proposed project will consist of the following:

  • Installation of approximately 14.4 miles of 12-inch-diameter coated steel pipeline as a replacement of YM28, to be designated Line KL upon being placed in service, within existing and new rights-of-way in Wetmore, Sergeant and Hamlin Townships, McKean County;
  • Installation via insertion of 6-inch 1500 FlexSteel pipe into the existing 12 inch FM120 pipeline for approximately 5.8 miles in Sergeant Township, McKean County, and Jones Township, Elk County;
  • Abandonment in-place of approximately 7.7 miles of YM28 in Sergeant and Hamlin Townships, McKean County;
  • Conversion of approximately 9.5-miles of National Fuel's existing Line FM120 to inactive status for possible future use in Sergeant Township, McKean County, the City of St. Marys and Jones Township, Elk County, and Shippen Township, Cameron County;
  • Construction of a new interconnect in Sergeant Township, McKean County; and
  • Installation of miscellaneous valve and piping modifications along the pipeline routes.

Project timeline to date:



September 2016 Began landowner notification and survey permission
September - October 2016 Began survey, environmental and engineering studies
September 20, 2016 Conducted project awareness meeting with potentially impacted landowners
March 10, 2017 Submitted 7(b) and 7(c) application to FERC

Project timeline (proposed):



March – December 2017 Right of way acquisition; continue environmental and engineering studies
January 2018 Anticipate FERC approval; Begin timber clearing and site activities
May 2018 Construction begins
November 2018 Target in-service date
Spring 2019 Remaining Restoration

For Landowners

A project meeting was held on September 20, 2016, at the location below, in order to provide information on the project and how it may affect property owners and others in the area.



DATE & TIME

MEETING LOCATION

ADDRESS

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
7 p.m.
Mt. Jewett American Legion 61 East Main Street
Mt. Jewett, PA 16740


Click Here to view a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that was given at the meeting above.

Information about landowners' rights and ways to become involved in this process can be found on FERC's website: http://www.ferc.gov/for-citizens/get-involved.asp

National Fuel's commitment to landowners is taken seriously. To address any issues or concerns that landowners may have, National Fuel has appointed an ombudsman specifically for this project. Please see the ombudsman contact information below.

Jeannine M. Bacher
National Fuel
PO Box 2081
Erie, PA 16512-2081
Phone: 1-814-636-7487
Email: bacherj@natfuel.com


FERC Filings

In order to access National Fuel's FERC filings, please visit www.FERC.gov and complete the following steps:

  1. Click on "eLibrary" near the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under "Search Options," click on "General Search".
  3. Switch the "Date Range" to "All" and type in "blank" in the box that asks for the "Docket Number."
  4. Click "Submit".

A copy of the FERC application for the YM28 and FM120 Modernization Project can also be viewed at the following Public Libraries:

Friends Memorial Library
230 Chase Street
Kane, PA 16735


Bradford Area Library
67 W. Washington Street
Bradford, PA 16701


Hamlin Memorial Library
123 S. Mechanic Street
Smethport, PA 16749


Mt. Jewett Memorial Library
7 E. Main Street
Mt. Jewett, PA 16740


Wilcox Public Library
105 Clarion Street
Wilcox, PA 15870


St. Mary’s Public Library
127 Center Street
St. Mary’s, PA 15857


Barbara M. Brown Memorial Library
27 W. 4th Street
Emporium, PA 15834