Houston-based Tellurian Inc., which has a natural gas export project in the queue, has launched separate, binding open seasons through June 21 to gauge interest in two pipelines to move supply in Louisiana, including from the Haynesville Shale, to the Gulf Coast.
Tellurian’s multiple pipeline systems, which include one pipeline to carry Permian Basin gas into Louisiana, would help feed the proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Calcasieu Parish, which has yet to be sanctioned.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earlier in April authorized Driftwood LNG and the related Driftwood Pipeline [CP17-117, CP17-118].
“Tellurian has recognized the critical need we have in the United States for additional natural gas infrastructure that can leverage our country’s prolific shale resources,” CEO Meg Gentle said. “We are willing to invest and build a pipeline network that connects to key U.S. producing shale basins, detangling the existing pipeline and regional bottlenecks and facilitating the flow of natural gas to feed Southwest Louisiana’s growing industrial demands, which is estimated at 20 Bcf/d-plus by 2025.”
One open season is testing interest in the previously announced Haynesville Global Access Pipeline (HGAP), a 42-inch diameter, 160-mile interstate system to interconnect existing pipeline and production facilities in DeSoto Parish to infrastructure near Gillis in Calcasieu Parish.
HGAP, estimated to cost about $1 billion to construct, is designed to transport up to 2 Bcf/d. Construction could begin in 2022, with an in-service date of mid-2023.
Tellurian is also testing support for the newly proposed Delhi Connector Pipeline (DCPL), a 42-inch diameter system that would run 180 miles from the Perryville/Delhi hub in Richland Parish to Gillis.
DCPL would cost an estimated $1.4 billion to construct with capacity to transport “at least” 2 Bcf/d. Construction could begin as early as 2021, with an in-service date as soon as 2023.
Earlier in April the company began gauging support for the Permian Global Access Pipeline to move gas from West Texas to the Louisiana coast.
For information on the open seasons, contact pipeline President Joey Mahmoud or Vice President Mac Broderick, who handles business development, at (832) 962-4000.