TransCanada commissions $1.6bn Leach Xpress pipeline project in U.S.Staff Writer | January 4, 2018
TransCanada Corporation announced its Leach XPress (LXP) project was placed in-service on January 1, 2018, and that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity for its Mountaineer XPress (MXP) and Gulf XPress (GXP) projects on December 29, 2017.
Energy LXP employed nearly 5,000 employees and contractors
At peak construction, LXP employed nearly 5,000 employees and contractors.
LXP comprises 160 miles (257 kilometres) of 36-inch-diameter pipeline, three compressor stations, and modifications to an existing compressor station. Representing an investment of approximately US$1.6 billion, the pipeline is capable of transporting approximately 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day (Bcf/d).
Via an existing interconnect with TransCanada's Columbia Gulf Transmission System and its Rayne XPress (RXP) project which was placed into service last November, LXP will facilitate the delivery of up to an additional 1 Bcf/d to Southeast and Gulf Coast supply markets. ■