FERC Docket #: CP16-9
“This compressor is part of the Atlantic Bridge pipeline project, which Spectra Energy is building to bring fracked natural gas through New England and into Canada. The compressor was also a component of the Access Northeast project, which would have expanded the compressor to 18,600HP. Access Northeast was withdrawn on June 29, 2017.

This proposed compressor station will create air, noise, and odor problems that will affect residents in Weymouth, Quincy, Braintree, and the South Shore. Compressors pose a serious health risk, especially when in such close proximity to a dense residential area. There’s also a history of catastrophic accidents at similar Compressors that could paralyze traffic, devastate our waterfront, and put residents at serious risk.”

Approved by FERC 1/25/17
MA Air Quality Certificate approved by DEP. 1/12/19
  ** Appeal declined, now approved by Commissioner, 7/12/19

– Waterways Permit Status:
Stayed according to August 2018 order of the MassDEP administrative law judge, which remains in place despite lifting of the stay in the Wetlands case. So, one stay was lifted, but not the other (Waterways).

– CZM Permit Status:
Stayed by Gov. Baker’s July 2017 letter until Algonquin/Enbridge/Spectra responds with additional information to specific questions CZM asked in August 2017. Algonquin/Enbridge/Spectra responded with the additional information in December 2017. CZM extended the stay with the permission of Algonquin/Enbridge/Spectra until March 26, 2018.

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PHMSA Listening Session Regarding the Weymouth Compressor Station
June 17, 2019

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» Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity
» Errata notice for Certificate

Project Description:
The Spectra Algonquin Gas Pipeline Atlantic Bridge Project (CP16-9) impacting the Town of Weymouth in Massachusetts with the construction of a new compressor station, pipeline expansions in New York and Connecticut, reversal of the flow of the Maritimes & Northeast pipeline now from Dracut to Nova Scotia, and other upgrades.

PEAK DAY Capacity
132,700 dekatherms per day (Dth/d)

Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC (Spectra)
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C. (U.S.)
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Limited Partnership (Canada)

Completion Date
November 2017

» Spectra’s Atlantic Bridge web pages

» Application Documents

» Environmental Assessment