Crossroads Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Nipsco Industries, saidThursday its open season to test shipper interest in the CrossroadsPipeline expansion exceeded the company’s expectations. Companiesexpressed interest in over 600,000 Dth/d for the proposedinterconnect. The open season for the Crossroads expansion beganFebruary 16 and ended March 31.

The expansion’s capacity has not been determined yet, MariaHibbs, a Nipsco spokesperson said, because no commitments have beenreceived. She expects to receive customer commitments within thenext 45-60 days.

The expansion was first announced in February (See Daily GPI, Feb 11). It will cost between$35-$45 million to build the 25-mile extension which will interconnectwith Northern Border Pipeline and NGPL at North Hayden, IN. Ifcompleted, the expansion would increase throughput 300% from itscurrent 150,000 Dth/d level.

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