About Us

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS:

6363 MAIN STREET
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221
(716) 857-7000


 

Empire Pipeline

FERC Rate Proceeding:

RP16-300-000 Rate Proceeding - For Participants


RP16-300-000 Rate Proceeding - For Consultants


FERC Certificate Proceeding Projects in Process:

CP15-115-000 & CP15-115-001 Northern Access Project


Empire Pipeline started operations in 1993 as a 157-mile natural gas transmission pipeline. In 2008, the 77-mile Empire Connector Pipeline was placed into service, this added a southern lateral connecting Empire to Millennium Pipeline at Corning. In November of 2011, the 15-mile Tioga County Extension was built, extending the Empire Connector to producer gathering systems located in Jackson, PA. Empire's transportation of high-pressure natural gas begins with the receipt of natural gas at either its TransCanada pipeline interconnection or through facilities located at the southern end of the Empire Connector. This natural gas is then delivered to large manufacturing facilities, local gas utilities, interconnecting pipelines and electric generation plants that are located along its pipeline route throughout Western and Central New York continuing east to the Syracuse, NY area. These local gas utilities and electric generators rely on this delivered natural gas to dependably provide energy to over 1 million consumers.

FAST FACTS ABOUT THE EMPIRE PIPELINE

Route

The Empire Pipeline begins at an interconnection with the TransCanada Pipeline at the border between the United States and Canada in the Chippawa Channel of the Niagara River. The pipeline continues eastward for 157 miles - past Buffalo and Rochester, New York, and ending northwest of Syracuse, New York. In addition, Empire Pipeline has an additional route that starts its east/west line at a point near Rochester, NY and continues 92-miles south to a point of interconnection in Jackson, PA.

Pipeline Facts:

Length: 249 miles total
Pipe size: 24" diameter
Rated Capacity (Original Line - East to West): In excess of 750 MMcf/day
Rated Capacity (Original Line - South to North): 350 MMcf/day

Regulatory Oversight:

Empire's services and rates are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the "FERC"). The current tariff for Empire can be found here.

IN AN EMERGENCY

If you smell gas or suspect a leak, please call 1-800-833-1843.

Natural Gas Pipeline Safety