DT Midstream Inc. has reached early mechanical completion of its Phase 2 LEAP Gathering Lateral Pipeline expansion. The 400-MMcf/d expansion is now expected to be available for firm service on Jan. 1, 2024.
The high-pressure pipeline currently provides interconnectivity between Haynesville production and Gulf Coast markets.
The second expansion follows the Phase 1 expansion project that was completed in August 2023, and will increase the overall capacity of LEAP to 1.7 bcfd (OGJ Online, Aug. 23, 2023).
In a Dec. 7 investor presentation, DT Midstream said the third-phase expansion remains on track for a third-quarter 2024 in-service date with pipeline crossings complete.
Overall, the multi-phased project will bring LEAP’s total capacity to 1.9 bcfd and provide scalability for further expansions up to 3 bcfd.
Customers on LEAP have access to multiple existing or under construction LNG terminals including, Sabine Pass, Cameron, Calcasieu Pass, Plaquemines, and Golden Pass via interconnects with Creole Trail, Cameron Interstate Pipeline, Gillis Access, Texas Eastern, and Transco.