Mississippi Hub LLC has filed an application at FERC seeking authorization to build a 12 Bcf high deliverability salt cavern storage facility in South-Central Mississippi.

When brought into service in mid-2008, the proposed storage facility would have a maximum injection rate of 600 MMcf/d with maximum withdrawals of 1.2 Bcf/d, the Lafayette, LA-based company said. It will be built on an 80-acre parcel of land owned by Mississippi Hub in Simpson and Jefferson Davis counties, MS.

Mississippi Hub has called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on its proposal by Feb. 15, 2007 so that construction can start in spring 2007, initial storage injections can begin in spring and summer 2008, and withdrawals can start by Dec. 1. 2008. The start-up of the proposed storage facilities would coincide with the proposed in-services dates of certain Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas import terminals, the company noted.

The storage project would initially interconnect with two interstate pipeline systems — Southern Natural Gas and Gulf South Pipeline — and one intrastate natural gas pipeline (Crosstex Energy).

The project will be constructed in two phases, according to market timing and demand, Mississippi Hub said.

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