ONEOK Partners, L.P. announced today that one of its subsidiaries, Guardian Pipeline, L.L.C., accepted the certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 14, 2007, for its $260 million Guardian Pipeline expansion and extension project.
The certificate authorizes ONEOK Partners to construct, install and operate approximately 120 miles of a 30- and 20-inch natural gas transportation pipeline with a capacity to transport 537,200 dekatherms per day of natural gas north from Ixonia, Wis., to near Green Bay, Wis.
The project is an extension and expansion of Guardian Pipeline, a 143-mile interstate pipeline system between Chicago and Ixonia, Wis. The 120-mile pipeline extension and expansion is anchored by 15-year agreements with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and two subsidiaries of We Energies.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has given approval to the utilities to tie into the pipeline, which will provide needed additional natural gas transmission capacity in eastern Wisconsin.