EnergySouth Midstream Inc. is holding an open season for up to 12 Bcf of high-deliverability natural gas storage capacity at its Mississippi Hub facility that is under development in Simpson County, MS. The open season begins at 5 p.m. CST Monday and will end on Jan. 25.

EnergySouth Midstream’s Mississippi Hub is currently being developed at the Bond Salt Dome Structure in the Mississippi Salt Basin. The proposed facility would consist of two 8.67 Bcf caverns, with a combined working gas storage capacity of 12 Bcf. It would be capable of delivering natural gas at a rate of approximately 1.2 Bcf/d, and would have a maximum injection rate of 600 MMcf/d. The project is being built on an 80-acre parcel of land in Simpson and Jefferson Davis counties, MS.

The storage facility, which was approved by FERC nearly a year ago, is scheduled to be built in two phases, with the first of the two caverns to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2009 and the second cavern to be in service by mid-2011 (see Daily GPI, Feb. 16, 2007).

The storage project would interconnect with Southern Natural Gas, Southeast Supply Header LLC and Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line. The proposed facilities also would be located near intrastate pipeline Crosstex, Gulf Southern’s Southeast Expansion project and Kinder Morgan/Energy Transfer Partners’ Midcontinent Express pipelines, the company said.

For further information on the open season, contact Russell Murrell, vice president of marketing for EnergySouth Midstream, by phone at (281) 423-2789 or by e-mail at He can also be reached by fax at (281) 423-2799.

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