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Salem Lateral Project

Project Status: Regulatory Review

Map: Proposed Salem Lateral Expansion

  • Location:  Salem, Massachusetts
  • Scope:  Construction of approximately 1.2 miles of new 16-inch diameter lateral pipeline and a new metering and regulating station
  • Capacity:  Up to 115,000 dekatherms per day
  • Ownership Interest:  100 percent Spectra Energy Partners
  • Completion Date:  November 2015
  • FERC Docket Number: CP14-522-000


The Salem Lateral Project will create the pipeline capacity necessary to deliver cost effective supplies of clean burning natural gas from our existing Algonquin Gas Transmission pipeline system to the Salem Harbor Station facility, which Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development, LP will redevelop into a natural gas-fired electric generating plant.

Using safe, reliable and secure natural gas supplies, Footprint’s Salem Harbor Station – located in Salem, Massachusetts – will produce electricity, supporting the power grid in Northeast Massachusetts and providing significant environmental benefits to the region.

The 1.2-mile Salem Lateral Project will be constructed primarily within Beverly Harbor, Collins Cove and the City of Salem, industrial properties and Footprint's property to minimize impacts to landowners, the community and the environment.


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) exclusively authorizes the construction of new interstate natural gas facilities. FERC is also the lead federal agency responsible for conducting environmental reviews of interstate natural gas projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

On July 10, 2014, Algonquin filed with FERC an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct and operate the Salem Lateral Project and was assigned docket number CP14-522-000. You may visit FERC’s website at www.FERC.gov and enter this docket number to follow the Salem Lateral Project.

Prior to filing a formal application and beginning on November 4, 2013, Algonquin participated in FERC’s Pre-file process conducting a series of activities including meetings with landowners, public officials, government agencies and community members to provide information and gather input for the project. The Pre-file docket number was PF14-5-000, which was converted to FERC Docket No. CP14-522-000 following the filing of the FERC application for this project. 

For more information, please call our Project office toll free at 877-593-6500 or contact Marylee Hanley at (617) 560-1573 or via email at MHanley@spectraenergy.com.

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