Monday, June 21, 2010

Energy Transfer seeks federal approval for Tiger Pipeline expansion

DALLAS, Texas - Energy Transfer Partners has filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to allow the construction and operation of the ETC Tiger Pipeline Expansion Project, Phase I.
The Tiger expansion is expected to add 400 million cubic feet per day of capacity to the ETC Tiger Pipeline system, bringing total capacity to 2.4 billion cubic feet per day, all of which is sold out under long-term contracts ranging from 10 to 15 years.
Luke Fletcher, vice president of Energy Transfer Partners Interstate Pipeline Division, said: “This expansion of the Tiger System will provide vital take away capacity from the Haynesville Shale and Middle Bossier shale production areas in Louisiana and East Texas, to markets in the eastern half of the US.”
Construction began earlier this month on the original 42-inch Tiger Pipeline, a 175-mile interstate natural gas pipeline originating in Panola County, Texas, and terminating in Richland Parish, La.
The Tiger Pipeline will interconnect to seven interstate pipelines and one intrastate pipeline for final delivery to markets across the Northeast, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.
The Tiger Pipeline, which will have an initial capacity of two billion cubic feet per day, is expected to be in service in the first quarter of 2011. The Tiger Expansion is expected to be in service in the last half of 2011.

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