Pipeline will connect Haynesville shale to expanding markets

By Patrick C. Miller | February 26, 2018

Haynesville Global Access Pipeline (HGAP)—a subsidiary of Houston-based Tellurian Inc.—has announced open season for prospective shippers on a 200-mile, 42-inch natural gas pipeline connecting the Haynesville and Bossier shale regions to southwest Louisiana.

Construction on the proposed $1.4 billion project is expected to begin in 2022. The pipeline should be in service by mid-2023, according to Tellurian. The Haynesville and Bossier shale formation is located in eastern Texas and western Louisiana. The company said demand for natural gas in southwestern Louisiana is expected to triple to 12 billion cubic feet per day by 2025.

“Louisiana continues to serve as the U.S. natural gas market hub, requiring additional infrastructure to efficiently deliver gas from fields in the northeast U.S., the Midwest, and Texas to local and global markets,” said Meg Gentle, Tellurian president and CEO. “HGAP will improve the connection between north and southwest Louisiana, debottlenecking existing pipeline routes and providing shippers access to expanding markets.”

HGAP is part of Tellurian’s proposed Tellurian Pipeline Network, a $7 billion investment in U.S. infrastructure that’s expected to create 15,000 jobs in Texas and Louisiana. The investment is incremental to the $15.2 billion investment that Tellurian plans for Driftwood LNG, a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The proposed HGAP pipeline will be about 200 miles and interconnect with the Midcontinent Express and Gulf Crossing pipelines in Claiborne Parish and to other pipelines located near Gillis in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The pipeline system is anticipated to have multiple receipt and delivery locations, connecting industrial facilities and other third-party pipelines.

The open season began last week and will runs through Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m. Central time. Interested parties should contact Joey Mahmoud, HGAP president, at 832-320-9228 for more information.