The company plans to provide 250,000 dekatherms per day of incremental, year-round firm natural gas transportation capacity to serve the Northeast markets by November 2013.

According to the company, the Northeast Supply Link project is designed to expand certain segments of the existing Transco pipeline in the US states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The proposed expansion will mainly include about 12 miles of new pipe at various locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in addition to a new 25,000 horsepower compressor facility in Essex County, along with other facility modifications.

If approved, construction of the compressor station would begin in November 2012, with the construction of the pipeline expected to start in 2013.

The Transco pipeline is a 10,000-mile pipeline system that transports natural gas to markets throughout the northeastern and southeastern US.