Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline has applied to FERC for a $170 million expansion of its gas transportation system to serve shippers that also have signed on with the Cameron LNG liquefaction and export facility.
The Southwest Louisiana Supply Project would provide 295,000 Dth/d of incremental capacity to project shippers Mitsubishi and MMGS.
In 2013, Tennessee Gas signed a binding, 20-year firm transportation precedent agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan to ship 600,000 Dth/d of natural gas earmarked for the proposed Cameron LNG liquefaction facility in Hackberry, La., slated to begin LNG exports in the second half of 2017.
Mitsubishi will serve as the foundation shipper for TGP’s Southwest Louisiana Supply Project, which is designed to provide transportation from various supply basins in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Louisiana to Cameron Interstate Pipeline, which connects directly to the Cameron LNG Terminal. Kinder Morgan does not own Cameron Interstate Pipeline or the Cameron LNG facility.