Southern Cross Begins Mississippi Pipeline Construction

December 2010 Vol. 237 No. 12

Southcross Energy is planning to build an 8-mile, 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline in Jones County, MS. The pipeline will connect Southcross’ existing system with the Southeast Supply Header (SESH) pipeline system.

The interconnect will augment Southcross’ gas supply and enable the company to provide expanded service to its customers in the region, including the South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA). The new pipeline is scheduled to be operational in April.

“We are pleased that Southcross is undertaking this project so we can access additional gas supply for our customers in Mississippi,” said David Biegler, Southcross chairman and CEO. Southcross operates the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline system in Mississippi, which includes 640 miles of transmission and gathering pipelines.