American Midstream Plans Reconstruction Of Midla Pipeline

January 2014, Vol. 241 No. 1

American Midstream Partners, LP held an open season to offer shippers an opportunity to subscribe to firm capacity on one or more versions of a proposed reconstruction of the American Midstream Midla, LLC (Midla) mainline pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi. The open season began Nov 27 and closed Dec. 27.

The open season was to gauge customer interest in replacement of the existing Midla pipeline, which runs from Monroe to Baton Rouge, LA, either whole or in part.

American Midstream presented three options in the open season: A replication option would involve reconstruction of the mainline pipe, largely along the existing right-of-way at a size and pressure capable of replicating current services; a Natchez Line option would result in the pipeline being rebuilt from Winnsboro, LA to Natchez, MS with retirement of mainline facilities to the north of Winnsboro to Monroe and from Natchez to Zachary, LA; and a Natchez-Plus Line option would upsize the Natchez Line option to facilitate industrial development and economic growth.

Should the open season yield long-term commitments sufficient to justify reconstruction of all or a portion of the mainline, Midla will begin the regulatory process to allow reconstruction to begin in late spring or early summer.