Bay Gas completes Whistler gas pipeline in Alabama

EnergySouth Inc. unit Bay Gas Storage Co. Ltd., McIntosh, Ala., completed the 18-mile Whistler gas pipeline.

By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Dec. 12 -- EnergySouth Inc. unit Bay Gas Storage Co. Ltd., McIntosh, Ala., completed the 18-mile Whistler gas pipeline.

The 24-in., 43 MMcfd pipeline connects Bay Gas to Gulf South Pipeline Co.'s 30-in. line near Whistler, Ala. (OGJ Online, Dec. 5, 2000). Gulf South transports gas to Alabama Power's Barry power plant.

"The project was developed to meet the Barry requirement, but the line is also an important part of our strategy to develop storage hub services at Mobile Bay," said Gerry Keen, president of Bay Gas Storage.

The company is developing a second natural gas storage cavern that will have working gas capacity of 3.5 MMBtu, more than doubling Bay Gas's capacity. Earlier this year, the company completed a second 20-in. pipeline interconnect with Florida Gas Transmission.

"The Mobile Bay area is evolving into a 'natural gas hub' in the southeastern United States," said John Davis, president and CEO of EnergySouth.

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