Energy Transfer Partners expands Tiger Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners LP announced a 400 MMcfd expansion of its planned Tiger Pipeline as well as plans to hold a binding open season later this month to solicit additional shipper interest.

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, Feb. 11 -- Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) announced a 400 MMcfd expansion of its planned Tiger Pipeline as well as plans to hold a binding open season later this month to solicit additional shipper interest.

The initial 400 MMcfd was booked as a 10-year agreement boosting the pipeline’s long-term contractual commitments to 2.4 bcfd. Producer response to the open season will determine the pipeline’s ultimate capacity.

The roughly 180-mile, 42-in. Tiger gas pipeline system, announced in January 2009, will serve the Hayneville shale and Carthage hub, with interconnects to seven interstate pipelines serving the eastern US. ETP expects the line to enter service in first half 2011, with the expansion completed during the second half of the year, pending regulatory approvals.

ETP’s announcement follows word in November from Regency Energy Partners LP that it would build Phase 2 of its Logansport gathering system expansion in northern Louisiana. The expansion includes gathering lines, a 300 MMcfd gas treatment plant, and 24-in. interconnections to surrounding systems (OGJ Online, Nov. 25, 2009).

ETP completed construction of the 160-mile Texas Independence Pipeline, increasing its gas takeaway capacity in Texas by an incremental 1.1 bcfd in August.

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

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