Puget Sound Energy natural gas projects
Golden Given gas pipeline and limit station
2018 project updates
- This project is scheduled to begin construction in June 2018
This project will benefit the region by enabling PSE to meet increasing demand for natural gas. It consists of three sections:
- Construct a new limit station on E. 99th St. This limit station will reduce the gas pressure as it moves between systems
- Construct a new high pressure (HP) gas pipeline along Golden Given Rd. E from south of 112th St. E. to just north of 96th St. E. This will include a short section along 99th St. E. to the new limit station.
- Construct a new intermediate pressure (IP) gas pipeline along the same route on Golden Given Rd. E. only.
This project will also allow some residents along Golden Given Rd. E. to get access to the IP gas pipeline to provide natural gas to their homes or business. Those who are eligible will receive a notice in the mail in spring 2018.
- Work will entail digging trenches and installing underground pipeline.
- To ensure safe working conditions, PSE will need to implement road closures in some construction areas along Golden Given Rd. E.
- For work areas involving trenching, PSE will close sections of road in one direction. Flaggers will direct traffic in these areas.
- Signage will notify drivers of work ahead.
- After construction is complete we’ll restore the roadways to like-new condition.
- Construction of the pipeline will not require natural gas service outages for customers.
- A construction manager and quality assurance inspector will be on-site during construction to monitor the pipeline installation process from beginning to end.
- Before the pipeline is in service, it will be pressure tested to verify the strength of the pipe, check for leaks and establish a safe operating pressure. Once the pipeline is operational, it will be monitored 24/7 by a remote system operator.
At PSE, we know our customers, employees and the communities we serve expect to live and work around a safe and reliable natural gas system. Safety is our top priority when it comes to designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the natural gas system serving more than 800,000 PSE customers. When improving and operating our system, we follow or exceed strict federal and state safety requirements related to pipeline safety.
How does natural gas get to my home or business?
Natural gas is a fossil fuel composed almost entirely of methane. Interstate pipelines transport natural gas to regional natural gas systems, where it is metered and delivered through a network of local mains, service lines and, ultimately, to customer homes and businesses. View How Natural Gas Gets to You for more information.
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PSE will continue to provide updates to the community. We'll notify residents who live near the project area when construction will occur. We aim to complete this work with as little disruption as possible.
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