Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Tetco) has filed for a FERC certificate for its proposed Texas-Louisiana Markets Project, a 157,500 Dth/d expansion targeting increased electric and industrial demand along the Gulf Coast.

The Texas-Louisiana Markets Project comprises two separate projects that would make use of additional reverse throughput capacity on Tetco's existing 30-inch diameter line running from Opelousas, LA, to Vidor, TX, the Houston-based midstreamer, a subsidiary of Enbridge Energy Partners LP, told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thursday.

The Louisiana Market Expansion would add 75,000 Dth/d from Opelousas to a delivery point in Beauregard Parish, LA, to serve electric utility Entergy Louisiana LLC.

The Texas Industrial Market Expansion would add 82,500 Dth/d from an existing receipt point with Egan Hub Partners to delivery points at the existing AGL Golden Triangle meter station and a future interconnect to be located south of the Vidor Compressor Station. The capacity is subscribed to methanol production complex Natgasoline LLC.

Texas Eastern said the expansion would involve replacing two impellers and installing two gas cooling bays at the existing Gillis Compressor Station.

The company asked FERC to issue a certificate by September 2018 in order to place the project in service by Aug. 1, 2019.