Thursday, October 29, 2009

Acadian Pipeline to Extend to Haynesville

Enterprise Products Partners and Duncan Energy Partners (a subsidiary of Enterprise) announced Tuesday that their jointly owned Acadian pipeline will expand into the Haynesville Shale. The Haynesville Extension will be 249 miles long and be comprised of 30" and 36" diameter pipe. It will have a 1.4 Bcf/day capacity and interconnect with the Enterprise's Acadian and Cypress Gas Pipeline systems to the south. The development calls for two compressor stations with a combined 67,000 horsepower. The pipeline is expected to be in service by September 2011. At first, it will connect to nine Haynesville producer locations in DeSoto and Red River Parishes.

The Enterprise/Duncan project is different from many of the new Haynesville takeaway projects in that it moves the gas to the south. Enterprise suggests that it would give its users access to "more favorable pricing points" in south Louisiana.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any news on which producers are shippers on the project?

Robert Hutchinson said...

I didn't see anything about customers. I also never saw mention of an open season, so I guess the company quietly gathered commitments. I have noticed past corporate filings of big area producers like Chesapeake and Petrohawk that mentioned deals on a no name basis for takeaway capacity. I imagine they are prime candidates.

I also noticed that the press release mentioned that EPP will be ordering pipe in a week.