TC Energy announces new transitioning natural gas project

TC Energy

TC Energy, the top Canadian Midstream company, announced today the approval of a new project that would help transition from coal and other dirty sources of energy to natural gas in the midwestern region of the United States.

Firstly, the project approved is the WR project, a set of projects with an anticipated investment of $0,8 billion. The project will increase base system reliability; expand an existing portion of the ANR Pipeline Company system to serve markets in the midwestern U.S.,

At the same time, the WR project will help lower emissions by approximately 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year; the equivalent of removing more than 6,500 passenger vehicles from the road annually.

Moreover, by expanding its system, ANR will be able to provide an incremental of 157,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to local distribution markets; and electricity generation companies that have recently announced significant coal-fired and vintage gas generation retirements.

In addition, ANR has secured long-term firm transportation agreements to meet energy demand in the Midwest; which helped support TC Energy’s approval of the WR project.

Also recommended for you: Shell to switch German refinery to low carbon products by 2025. Click here to read.

TC Energy will continue trend of minimizing emissions from antural gas transmission

Furthermore, the project’s facilities will include the installation of electric motor compressors with fuel switching capabilities. These devices will help to mitigate emissions and replace existing natural gas-powered compressor units along with ANR’s system.

TC Energy and ANR plan to further transform natural gas into electric motor compressors in the coming years. The intent is to continue the trend of minimizing emissions from our natural gas transmission and storage facilities.

On the other hand, the WR project will begin commercial operation around the fourth quarter of 2025. About the matter, François Poirier, TC Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “The electrification of horsepower for the Project will result in approximately 43 percent reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions at the source with full utilization of the electric drive units.”

Finally, the executive remarked that these targets are consistent with TC Energy’s approach to optimizing their existing footprint with more sustainable infrastructure. “All while improving reliability and organically growing our business along our existing corridor.” He said.

Related posts

Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline one step closer to construction


BKV Corp and Banpu Power to buy Texas natural gas power plant


Alberta gives grants to Canada’s big oil companies for new COVID-19 contractors