NGPL- Gulf Coast Southbound Expansion Project
The Gulf Coast Southbound Expansion Project is a market-driven response to access increasing domestic natural gas supplies available to Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) for delivery to growing industrial demand and export opportunities in the Gulf Coast area. The first phase of the project is designed to transport 460,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of natural gas southbound on NGPL’s Gulf Coast Mainline System pursuant to firm transportation contracts. The gas will be transported from various receipt points in Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas to delivery points in South Texas with the Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline in San Patricio County, Texas (for redelivery to the Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction project), and to the NET Mexico Pipeline, located in Nueces County, Texas.
The project will include the construction of a new compressor station in Cass County, Texas, as well as modifications to NGPL’s existing compressor station facilities in Victoria, Wharton and Angelina Counties, Texas, and White County, Arkansas. NGPL will also modify existing valve sites and replace a minimal length of pipeline facilities.
NGPL filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on August 1, 2016. Pending regulatory approvals, the project is expected to be placed into service in October 2018.
In May 2016, NGPL announced it is seeking non-binding solicitations of interest for a second phase of the Gulf Coast Southbound Expansion Project.
Jason Sweeney, Director