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Southcross announces SESH interconnect

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, Nov. 4 -- Southcross Energy announced construction of an 8-mile, 12-in. OD natural gas pipeline in Jones County, Miss. The new line will connect Southcross’ existing system with the 1-bcfd Southeast Supply Header (SESH) pipeline system. Southcross says the interconnect will augment its gas supply and allow it to provide expanded service to its regional customers, including the South Mississippi Electric Power Association, an electric generation and transmission cooperative.

Southcross expects the new line to enter service in April 2011.

Southcross operates the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline system in Mississippi, which includes 640 miles of transmission and gathering pipelines. Southcross is also active in the Eagle Ford shale, reaching agreement with Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP in June to modify existing pipeline systems to more efficiently transport Eagle Ford gas volumes (OGJ Online, June 16, 2010).

The 274-mile SESH links the onshore gas supply basins of East Texas and northern Louisiana the US Southeast.

Contact Christopher E. Smith at chriss@ogjonline.com.


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