Crosstex starts up north Louisiana gas line extension

Crosstex Energy LP, Dallas, started up its $90 million natural gas pipeline expansion across three parishes in northern Louisiana Apr. 1.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 5 -- Crosstex Energy LP, Dallas, started up its $90 million natural gas pipeline expansion across three parishes in northern Louisiana Apr. 1.

The 72-mile line—63 miles of 24-in. and 9 miles of 16-in. pipeline—will add initial capacity of 200 MMcfd of gas to Crosstex's 2,000-mile Louisiana Intrastate Gas pipeline system. That capacity is fully subscribed, the company said, but Crosstex has an option to increase capacity to 240 MMcfd.

The pipeline will provide an outlet for the region's higher production, for which takeaway capacity had become insufficient, Crosstex said.

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