On October 16, 2017 RH energytrans, LLC filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for installation of a natural gas pipeline and related facilities. A brief description of the project from the FERC application is listed below and a viewing of the FERC filing along with details of the application can be found at the FERC website.

“RH seeks authorization to construct, own and operate a new interstate natural gas pipeline system consisting of approximately 59.9 miles of 8-inch and 12-inch diameter pipeline extending from Cochranton in Crawford County, Pennsylvania to North Kingsville in Ashtabula County, Ohio; two compressor stations, one each in Crawford and Erie Counties, Pennsylvania, totaling 1,862 horsepower; and various aboveground facilities, including interconnects, launchers, receivers and mainline block valves. RH proposes to acquire approximately 31.6 miles of existing 8-inch and 12-inch natural gas pipeline and two compressor station sites, currently operating in natural gas gathering service, and incorporate those facilities into the Risberg Line transmission system.

RH states that the Risberg Line will provide a new source of natural gas deliverability and gas transmission capacity in a portion of northeast Ohio which is currently capacity constrained. The local gas distribution company serving the area, The East Ohio Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Ohio (DEO), has entered into a precedent agreement with RH under which it will be a Foundation Shipper for the Risberg Line with a firm service entitlement of up to 40,000 Dth/day for a primary term of 15 years, with extension rights. According to RH, the Risberg Line will enhance the reliability of DEO’s gas distribution operations in the Ashtabula area, and will permit new gas service to be offered to existing and proposed industrial and commercial facilities.”