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Buckeye XPress Project

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Overview 

The Buckeye XPress (BXP) project is part of TC Energy’s ongoing modernization program to replace aging infrastructure, upgrade natural gas compression systems, and increase pipeline reliability.

Focused on a vital natural gas supply route for Ohio, the project includes replacing approximately 64 miles of existing pipeline with safer, more reliable, 36-inch-diameter coated pipe. BXP is expected to be placed in service in late 2020.

Measures we’re taking in response to COVID-19

At TC Energy, safety is our number one value, and our top concern is for our employees, families and communities who may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we provide a service deemed critical by our governments, we are proceeding with BXP alongside our contractors in strict accordance with guidance from local and federal governments and cooperating state health agencies. This collaboration and diligence will protect our people on the ground so that construction can safely continue.

These measures include:

  • Reducing workforce size and adjusting shifts to ensure compliance with guidance from local and federal governments and state health agencies
  • Conducting screening activities to identify personnel exhibiting symptoms or who may have been exposed to an individual exhibiting symptoms
  • Restricting travel in and out of sites to essential personnel, maintaining a daily log at all locations to account for personnel activity
  • Adopting social distancing measures
  • Limiting all gatherings and meetings to 10 people or fewer, reducing participants in essential meetings to the fewest people possible and leveraging virtual meeting channels whenever possible
  • Providing hand soap and hand sanitizer to all personnel while communicating proper hand hygiene requirements
  • Increasing cleaning frequency, focusing on high-traffic areas, hard surfaces and frequently touched spaces
  • Assessing food handling procedures, removing buffets, self-serve items and shared food containers, dispensers and utensils
  • Ensuring safe work practices, including the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE)

 

Q and A

Energy projects such as BXP have been categorized as critical infrastructure by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. BXP is part of TC Energy’s ongoing Modernization Program to replace aging infrastructure, upgrade natural gas compression systems and increase pipeline reliability. An important project for maintaining our ability to operate safely and reliably, BXP is moving forward in 2020 with rigorous health and safety measures in place for our workforce and communities. We will continue monitoring the situation and update our health and safety plans in accordance with guidance from government and health agencies.

TC Energy has major project materials in hand for 2020 construction and doesn’t anticipate delays in accessing consumable supplies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are actively monitoring our suppliers and their ability to deliver critical parts and services. As the situation evolves, teams throughout the company are working to ensure the uninterrupted operation of critical business functions.

At this time, we’re not aware of any cases in which a TC Energy employee or contractor tested positive for COVID-19 and thereafter accessed a TC Energy project worksite. If there is to be a positive case, we will follow all recommendations from local and state health authorities and deploy internal health and safety planning mechanisms.

As stated above, we’re taking measures during BXP to protect personnel and surrounding communities. These actions center on reducing workforce size, maintaining social distance, promoting proper hygiene and overseeing the regular cleaning of shared facilities—all while undertaking construction in a safe manner.

Check this page for further COVID-19-related updates.

For further information, please contact Alex Stroman, Manager, Government Relations and Community Affairs at TC Energy.

We’re expected to be good neighbors during normal operations, but we’re also committed to assisting the communities in which we live and work during difficult times. Since 2018, we’ve invested more than $150,000 in community charitable giving in the BXP footprint. Additionally, to help further respond to COVID-19, we’re donating to local foodbanks and catering meals through local restaurants, while working with community leaders to identify additional needs.

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Regulatory

Regulatory contact

The Buckeye XPress Project is governed according to regulations outlined by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Local 1-202-502-6088
Toll-Free 1-866-208-3372

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Ways to reach us

We’re here to answer your questions. For general questions you can contact us by email, but for a quicker response, please call us directly.

Buckeye XPress Project  (TC Energy)

700 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002

1-888-499-3450
        Toll-Free (North America)

Emergency Response
Our commitment to the safety of our pipelines and facilities is unwavering. In case of an emergency, please call the appropriate 24-hour toll-free hotline:
US: 1-866-920-0007

Landowner Helpline
A key component in maintaining the integrity of our facilities is input from all stakeholders: Indigenous communities, landowners and governments. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.

Head Office
700 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002

1-877-287-1782

Media Relations
TC Energy welcomes enquiries from media. Please direct questions to:
1-800-608-7859 Toll-free (North America)

Investor Relations
We welcome inquiries from analysts, shareholders and prospective shareholders at:
1-800-361-6522 Toll-free (North America)