Houston-based Tellurian announced Feb. 21 that its subsidiary is seeking shippers for a proposed $1.4 billion natural gas pipeline to serve southwestern Louisiana.
Tellurian subsidiary Haynesville Global Access Pipeline LLC (HGAP) is offering a non-binding open season to secure prospective shippers for a proposed 42-in. pipeline to connect the Haynesville and Bossier shale production regions to growing natural gas demand in southwestern Louisiana. The project will have the capacity to transport up to 2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas. Construction is projected to begin in 2022, with an in-service date of mid-2023.
HGAP is part of Tellurian’s previously announced proposed Tellurian Pipeline Network, a project that represents a $7 billion investment in U.S. infrastructure and will create approximately 15,000 jobs in Texas and Louisiana. The investment is incremental to the $15.2 billion investment that Tellurian plans for Driftwood LNG, a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.
“HGAP will connect the Haynesville Shale with growing markets in Southwest Louisiana, where natural gas demand is expected to triple, reaching approximately 12 billion cubic feet per day by 2025,” said president and CEO Meg Gentle. “Louisiana continues to serve as the U.S. natural gas market hub, requiring additional infrastructure to efficiently deliver gas from fields in the Northeast U.S., the Midwest and Texas to local and global markets. HGAP will improve the connection between North and Southwest Louisiana, debottlenecking existing pipeline routes and providing shippers access to expanding markets.”
The proposed pipeline will stretch approximately 200 miles and interconnect with the Midcontinent Express and Gulf Crossing pipelines in Claiborne Parish and to other pipelines located near Gillis in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The pipeline system is anticipated to have multiple receipt and delivery locations, connecting industrial facilities and other third-party pipelines.
The open season ends April 6 at 4 p.m. central. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Joey Mahmoud, president of HGAP at (832) 320-9228 for more information.
Tellurian was founded by Charif Souki and Martin Houston. The company intends to create value for shareholders by building a low-cost, global natural gas business, profitably delivering natural gas to customers worldwide.