Current Projects

Current Projects

NiSource Midstream Big Pine Gathering SystemTM Project

Project Overview

NiSource Midstream’s Big Pine Gathering SystemTM  pipeline extends through the heart of the Marcellus shale play in Butler, Allegheny, Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania.  The Big Pine Gathering System comprises 57 miles of 20- and 24-inch gathering pipeline with capacity of up to 425 million cubic feet per day, and was built with excess capacity to provide a cost-effective and reliable source of gas gathering and takeaway for local producers.

Big Pine Gathering System Map

Construction of the Big Pine Gathering System, a $160 million investment in the region, involved newly built pipeline and several major river crossings.  NiSource Midstream met an aggressive schedule to ensure that gas would flow to market the moment the producers were ready. The project was delivered in 14 months—an unprecedented accomplishment in the industry.

Big Pine was initiated through a partnership with XTO-Exxon as the anchor shipper In addition to XTO, NiSource Midstream has contracted with PennEnergy and Range Resources for gas gathering services on the Big Pine Gathering System. The gathering amount in the Range agreement expands to 100,000 dekatherms per day by the end of third quarter of 2016.

The Big Pine Gathering System interconnects to the company’s Columbia Gas Transmission system, as well as Texas Eastern Transmission and Dominion Transmission.

Contact NiSource Midstream

If you have questions about the Big Pine Gathering System project, please contact Sarah Barczyk, manager of community relations for NiSource Midstream:
Email: sbarczyk@nisource.com
Phone: (724) 710-1783