Norse Energy and its subsidiaries have commenced the construction of a new pipeline interconnection (tap) arrangement with Dominion Transmission to accommodate deliveries into two of Dominion’s parallel transmission pipelines.

The new tap, which is located near Morrisville, New York, will also accommodate future interconnection to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline network.

The new Dominion tap provides Norse Energy with additional capacity to support an expected ramp up in production from the Herkimer sandstone.

The upgrade will increase delivery capacity into the Dominion system to approximately 25,000mcf/d With its additional pipeline investments.

With future meter upgrades, the tap is expected to support full field development of gas from the Herkimer, Marcellus and Utica formations.

Herkimer drilling is expected to restart in the fourth quarter of 2010 with the aid of recently acquired 3D seismic.

Dominion Transmission provides gathering, processing, transportation and storage services, operating in the Marcellus shale production area.