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Expansion Projects / Albert Lea North E-Line

Date Requested: Jan 30 2023 4:24 AM

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Project Overview

The Albert Lea North E-line Expansion Project will allow Northern to accommodate customer requests for firm natural gas transportation capacity along Northern's existing pipeline system. To meet this request, Northern is proposing to construct and operate an appr​​oximately 1.5-mile extension of its 36-inch-diameter Ventura Interconnect to Farmington E-line in Freeborn and Steele counties in Minnesota.

Northern plans to conduct open houses during two different time slots May 12, 2022 (see details below); invitations have been mailed to landowners and local officials. A public notice also will be published in the local newspapers providing details on the open houses.

Day Date Place Time
Thursday May 12, 2022 New Richland City Hall
203 N Broadway
New Richland MN 56072
2 to 4 p.m.
5:30 to 7 p.m.


Northern plans to file a prior notice request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in July 2022 requesting project approval. Northern is anticipating that approval for the project, subject to Commission review, will occur in September 2022. The pipeline facilities are scheduled to be placed into service November 1, 2023.



  • Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Northern at 1-888-367-6671, which is operated 24 hours a day seven days a week. If you call, please tell the operator that you are calling about the Albert Lea North E-line Expansion project. ​