In response to what it said is growing demand to connect Columbia Gulf Transmission‘s diverse supply mix with growing markets in the southeast, NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage announced an open season for expanded capacity to Florida Gas Transmission. The project will expand Columbia Gulf’s existing facilities near Lafayette, LA, by 180,000 Dth/day for a total deliverability of 300,000 Dth/day. The increase will be achieved through the addition of compression at Columbia Gulf’s Rayne compressor station and pipeline facilities on its East Lateral in south Louisiana. The new service is projected to be available beginning June 1, 2008. Columbia Gulf is soliciting binding offers for firm contracts for transportation capacity sourced from the Columbia Gulf Mainline rate zone and delivered to the newly expanded FGT-Lafayette interconnect in Columbia Gulf’s Onshore rate zone. Interested parties should submit bids for minimum contract terms of one year by Nov. 2 by contacting Beth Medlin at (713) 267-4756,, or Pete Brastrom at (713) 267-4735,

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