Enbridge Inc. completed a binding open season for its LaCrosse pipeline designed to transport natural gas from Carthage, TX to multiple delivery points in southeastern Louisiana.
Construction of the proposed 340-mile LaCrosse Pipeline will occur in two phases. In Phase I, Enbridge will construct and place in service the 42- and 36-inch pipeline segments from the Enbridge Carthage Hub to Point Coupee Parish, LA and a 24-inch segment extending from Point Coupee Parish to Petrologistics, LLC’s Choctaw storage facility in Iberville Parish, LA. In Phase II, LaCrosse Pipeline will construct and place in service the pipeline segment from Point Coupee Parish, LA to an interconnection with Southern Natural Gas Company in Washington Parish, LA. The planned in-service dates will be phased to meet customer needs starting January 2012 through March 2013.
“We are in the process of negotiating third-party agreements that will bring total capacity commitments to exceed 1 Bcf/d, and have additional indications of interest that could exceed 1.3 Bcf/d,” said Terrance L. McGill, president, Enbridge Energy Company Inc. “We have also secured engineering and environmental firms and survey permission from more than 80% of affected landowners. We are moving forward to initiate regulatory approvals including application to the FERC and expect to place Phase 1 of the LaCrosse Pipeline in service during the first quarter of 2012.”