Tidelands Files FERC Pipeline Construction Applications

US firm Tidelands Oil & Gas has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build the US portion of its northeast hub natural gas pipeline project in Texas.

The pipeline will connect the North American pipeline grid with natural gas supplies and markets in northern Mexico, Tidelands said in a statement.

Tidelands subsidiary Sonora Pipeline will own and operate the US portion of the system, while its Terranova Energia subsidiary will own and operate the system in Mexico.

The project consists of two pipelines: the 172-mile (277km), 30-inch diameter Mission line from the Gilmore plant in Texas to Monterrey, Mexico; and the 65-mile, 30-inch diameter Progreso line from the Donna station in Texas to the Campo Brazil storage facility in northern Mexico.

Combined capacity of the two lines will be roughly 1Bf3/d (28.3Mm3/d).

A potential third phase is planned to connect the proposed Dorado LNG re-gasification terminal in the Gulf of Mexico to the Campo Brazil storage facility, which would provide pipeline access for LNG imports into the US.

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