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Expansion Projects / West Leg 2023

Date Requested: Dec 06 2022 9:10 PM

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Northern Natural Gas held an open season from October 28, 2021, to December 2, 2021, and a supplemental open season from February 16, 2022, to February 28, 2022, to affirm and quantify market growth opportunities, to solicit interest for firm transportation service, and to identify the need to construct facilities necessary to provide firm transportation service on Northern's West Leg system for service commencing on or after November 1, 2023. The open season resulted in customer requests for 18,250 dekatherms per day of incremental firm capacity. The proposed facilities will serve markets for industrial, commercial, and residential use that cannot be met by Northern's existing infrastructure or by any alternatives.

As part of its West Leg 2023 Expansion Project, Northern is planning to construct and operate (1) an approximately 4.1-mile extension of its 16-inch-diameter C-line in Martin County, Minnesota; (2) an approximately 0.9-mile loop of its 8-inch-diameter Whittemore branch line in Dickenson County, Iowa; (3) a new town border station (TBS) in Buena Vista County, Iowa, that will be named the Platinum Crush TBS; (4) modifications at its Fremont TBS in Dodge County, Nebraska; and (5) minor existing facility modifications. Northern will be submitting a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval to construct and operate these facilities.​

Public Outreach Plan

As part of its outreach plan, Northern will be holding open houses in the project area. Four open houses will be held, two in each of two communities, one in Storm Lake and the other in Estherville, Iowa. At each of the two locations, open houses will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Subject-matter experts will be available to provide information and answer questions about the proposed project. There will not be a formal presentation so attendees can attend at any time during the open house. The same information will be available at each open house.

To report a problem or to raise an issue or concern, you may call our Operations Communications ​Center at (​888) 367-6671. The OCC is continuously staffed. Please indicate that you are calling about the West Leg 2023 project, and a subject-matter expert will return your call.​

Open Houses

Dates Location Times
Tuesday, September 20
Estherville Hotel
2008 E Central Avenue
Estherville, Iowa
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21
Kings Pointe Resort
1520 E Lakeshore Drive
Storm Lake, Iowa
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.