Gulf Crossing Pipeline Co. LLC, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP, has filed applications to build a major pipeline that would transport natural gas from supply regions in Texas and Oklahoma to the Perryville Hub.

Gulf Crossing seeks authorization to build a 353.2-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline and associated compression facilities extending from Sherman, TX, to an interconnect with affiliate Gulf South Pipeline's Tallulah Compressor Station in Madison Parish, LA. It also requests the go-ahead to lease up to 165,000 Dth/d of upstream capacity on the Oklahoma intrastate pipeline system of Enogex and up to 1.4 Bcf/d of capacity on Gulf South from Tallulah to an interconnect with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line's Station 85 in Choctaw County, AL, located at the terminus of Gulf South's 116-mile Southeast Expansion Project [CP07-398, CP07-399, CP07-400].

As part of the project, Gulf South has asked for approval to build approximately 17.8 miles of pipeline loop between its Tallulah Compressor Station and its Harrisville Compressor Station located in Simpson County, MS, and to abandon by lease up to 1.4 Bcf/d of natural gas capacity to Gulf Crossing [CP07-401, CP07-402].

In a related application, Enogex is seeking a certificate to lease up to 165,000 Dth/d of natural gas on its intrastate system from Bennington, OK, to the proposed Gulf Crossing pipeline [CP07-403].

Gulf Crossing anticipates that FERC will act on the proposed pipeline, which will have a design capacity of 1.5 Bcf/d, by March 2008. It estimates that the in-service date for the $1.1 billion project will be Oct. 1, 2008.

Devon Energy Corp., Enterprise Products Partners LP and Crosstex Energy LP are among the companies that have already committed to transportation capacity on the proposed line.

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