More Haynesville Gas Headed to Gulf Coast
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. reported Thursday that it will expand and extend its Acadian natural gas pipeline system to ship increasing gas volumes from the Haynesville Shale to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market in South Louisiana.
“The Haynesville region currently produces approximately 11 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas, which is expected to grow to approximately 14 Bcf/d by 2025,” A.J. “Jim” Teague, CEO of Enterprise’s general partner, said in a written statement.
According to Enterprise, the company will construct approximately 80 miles (129 kilometers) of pipeline from its Acadian Haynesville Extension near Cheneyville, La., to third-party interconnects – including pipelines serving LNG export facilities in Louisiana and Texas – near Gillis, La. Noting that the region’s LNG export market includes roughly 15 Bcf/d of design send-out capacity either operating or under construction, Enterprise stated the Gillis Lateral pipeline will have approximately 1 Bcf/d of capacity.
Enterprise added the project includes plans to boost Acadian Haynesville Extension capacity – from 1.8 Bcf/d to 2.1 Bcf/d – by adding horsepower at its compressor station in De Soto Parish, La. The company also noted that it expects the project, supported by long-term customer contracts, to begin service in mid-2021.
“The expansion and extension of the Acadian system enhances our capability to link supply to some of the most attractive markets in the U.S.,” stated Teague. “Once this project is completed, our Acadian system will be able to deliver a total of 2.1 Bcf/d of Haynesville production into the LNG market, South Louisiana industrial complex and other interconnects that serve attractive southeastern U.S. markets.”
Enterprise’s Acadian Gas Pipeline System comprises 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometers) of pipeline linking gas supplies in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico with distribution companies, electric utility plants and industrial customers primarily along the Lower Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the company stated. The firm also noted the Acadian system receives some of its gas from its 357-mile (575.5-kilometer) Haynesville Gathering System, which boasts approximately 1.3 Bcf/d of capacity and can treat up to 810 million cubic feet per day of gas.
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