FERC has scheduled an environmental assessment (EA) for Gulf South Pipeline Co.’s (Gulf South) proposed Index 99 Expansion project, which would increase natural gas firm transportation to markets along the Gulf Coast.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission expects to issue an EA for the project Nov. 22, with a 90-day federal authorization decision deadline set for Feb. 20, 2020 [CP19-125].

The project would provide 500 MMcf/d of new natural gas firm transportation service to markets along the Gulf Coast and provide an additional 250 MMcf/d of capacity to Gulf South’s existing facilities in northern Louisiana. Gulf South applied for a certificate of public convenience and necessity March 29.

All of the project’s components would be in Texas and Louisiana, including installation of about 22 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline (Index 99L) in San Augustine and Sabine counties in Texas, installation of a pig receiver at the intersection of the new Index 99L pipeline and Gulf South’s existing Index 99 system in San Augustine County, and installation of 250 feet of 24-inch diameter station pipe and a 24-inch diameter pressure control valve at the Hall Summit compressor station in Bienville Parish, LA.