By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 5 -- Crosstex Energy LP, Dallas, completed construction on the 24-in. North Texas Pipeline (NTPL) covering more than 140 miles across six Texas counties to gather and transport gas produced from the Barnett shale.
Part of the NTPL system went into service in early February, and the remaining portion began transporting gas Apr. 4. NTPL has initial capacity of 250 MMcfd. With added compression, the capacity could be increased to 375 MMcfd, said Crosstex of the $115 million pipeline project.
Producers in late 2004 indicated an interest in a new pipeline reaching Barnett shale fields because existing carriers offered limited capacity, Crosstex said. It bought rights-of-way across Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Fannin, Delta, and Lamar counties starting in early 2005 and began construction in October 2005.
As drilling spread into Parker County, Crosstex also completed construction on the 35 MMcfd Goforth Processing Plant and an accompanying NGL pipeline.
Crosstex also is designing a processing plant near Azle, where gas will be gathered, processed, and delivered to NTPL via a new 30-mile 16-in. pipeline. An additional gas liquids pipeline from the Azle plant will connect with the Goforth plant.