Enterprise Products Partners LP has completed the expansion of its Acadian Haynesville Extension natural gas pipeline, the first of $3.8 billion of organic growth capital projects that are scheduled to be completed and begin service in 2023, the company said in a May 31 news release.
The expansion adds approximately 400 MMcf/d of natural gas takeaway capacity in the Haynesville Shale to meet growing industrial demand in the Mississippi River Corridor. The line also supports the Louisiana LNG export market, the company said.
The expansion added compression increasing total natural gas transportation capacity on the Acadian Haynesville Extension to 2.5 Bcf/d from approximately 2.1 Bcf/d.
The project was underwritten by long-term, take-or-pay contracts with credit-worthy customers.
Other projects scheduled for completion in 2023 include:
- Enterprise’s second propane dehydrogenation facility, during the second quarter;
- NGL fractionator 12 in Chambers County, Texas, and the Poseidon natural gas processing plant in the Midland Basin during the third quarter;
- And the Mentone II natural gas processing plant in the Delaware Basin, as well as the first phase of the Texas Western Products system, in the fourth quarter.
The Acadian extension provides Haynesville producers with incremental natural gas takeaway capacity and provides additional supply to existing and new industrial developments, said Natalie K. Gayden, senior vice president of Enterprise’s natural gas business.
“Importantly, at a time when it is so challenging to get energy infrastructure projects approved and permitted, this project adds the energy infrastructure necessary to deliver abundant, reliable and affordable natural gas to both domestic and international markets in today’s evolving geopolitical landscape,” Gayden said.
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