New Jersey Resources announced its subsidiary, Adelphia Gateway LLC, has entered into an agreement with Talen Generation LLC (Talen Generation), a subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation, to purchase all of Talen Generation's membership interests in Interstate Energy Company LLC, which owns and operates an existing 84-mi. pipeline in southeastern Pennsylvania, for an estimated $166 million, plus additional contingent payments of up to $23 million based on certain specified conditions. The transaction is expected to close following receipt of all necessary permits and regulatory actions, including those from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
NJR's Adelphia Gateway project will repurpose the southern 50-mi. portion of the pipeline to flow natural gas and provide customers in the greater Philadelphia region with a needed, new source of clean, safe, low-cost supply. This innovative approach utilizes existing infrastructure to meet market demand with minimal new construction or impact to the environment. Once converted, the pipeline will be able to transport an incremental 250,000 dekatherms per day, approximately 91 million dekatherms per year, of natural gas to the greater Philadelphia market.
“With the growing demand for clean, low-cost natural gas, Adelphia Gateway will play a pivotal role in delivering much needed supply to customers in the Philadelphia market, as well as providing value for our company and shareowners,” said Steve Westhoven, senior vice president of NJR Midstream, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources. “The Philadelphia market is constrained with limited access to affordable energy sources. With the Adelphia Gateway project, we look forward to applying our market expertise to serve customers and support economic development opportunities in the region.”
The northern 34 mi. of the pipeline, extending from western Bucks County to Northampton County, were converted to deliver natural gas in 1996. Originally constructed in the 1970s to transport oil, the 18-in. diameter pipeline runs through Pennsylvania from Marcus Hook, just south of Philadelphia, north to Martins Creek, Pennsylvania.
For more information on the Adelphia Gateway project, visit AdelphiaGateway.com.