Monday, April 12, 2010

Tiger Pipeline Gets FERC Approval

Energy Transfer Partners announced today that the company has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to go ahead with its proposed Tiger Pipeline project.  Tiger Pipeline is fully committed with 10-15 year contracts, and the company has already applied with FERC to expand the pipeline for additional committed capacity. 

The Tiger Pipeline will run from Carthage, TX to Perryville, LA and will interconnect with seven other interstate pipelines.  It was one of the first big takeaway projects on the drawing board following the "discovery" of the Haynesville Shale.  The interstate pipeline will be about 175-miles long and have 42" diameter pipe.  Initial capacity will be 2.0 Bcf/day, but if the expansion is approved by FERC, the capacity will increase to 2.4 Bcf/day.  Construction is expected to begin June 2010 with completion sometime in the first half of 2011.  If FERC approves the expansion, it should be completed in the second half of 2011.

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