Creole Trail Pipeline

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Creole Trail Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Beauregard Parish, Louisiana to the Sabine Pass LNG facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P[3]
  • Owner: Cheniere Energy (100%)
  • Parent Company: Cheniere Energy[3]
  • Capacity: 1,500 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 94 miles[3][3]
  • Diameter: 42 inches[3][3]
  • Status: Operating[3][3]
  • Cost: US$800 million[4][3]
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Associated Infrastructure: Creole Trail LNG Terminal


The Creole Trail Pipeline is operated by Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P., a subsidiary of the Cheniere Pipeline Company.[3]

In May 2006, FERC published the final Environmental Impact Statement for the construction and operation of the Creole Trail Project.[5]

Connection to Sabine Pass LNG

The pipeline connects to the Sabine Pass LNG facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.[6] In February 2018 the Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ordered a seven-day shutdown for a storage tank at the facility in which supercold natural gas leaked between the tank's inner and outer walls, on Jan. 22, 2017[7] An investigation of the leak uncovered 11 similar incidents that had occurred between 2008 and 2016.[7] "This incident is a reminder that the expansion of LNG projects poses a grave threat to our communities and our climate," said Nathan Matthews, a staff attorney for the Sierra Club, which released a copy of the report to the public after discovering it on Friday. "It's a relief that no one was hurt, but allowing the facility to continue to operate until it's clear how widespread these issues are would be extremely reckless."[7]

Expansion Project

According to the U.S.'s Energy Information Administration (EIA), a reversal project was proposed in 2018. It would have cost US$610,000,000, adding an additional 104.3 miles and 1,500 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas transmission capacity using 42-inch pipeline.[8]

According to the EIA, the status of expansion to pipeline is unclear and in June 2020 EIA changed the status to cancelled.[8] The expansion project is thus presumed cancelled.

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  • Operator: Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P.[8]
  • Parent Company: Cheniere Energy[3]
  • Capacity: 1500 Million cubic feet per day[8]
  • Length: 104.3 miles / 167.9 km[8]
  • Diameter: 42 inches[8]
  • Status: Cancelled[8]
  • Start Year:
  • Cost: US $610 million[8]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Creole Trail Pipeline, Cheniere, accessed February 2018
  2. Joe Fisher, Sabine Pass Trains 5, 6 Approved by FERC, Natural Gas Intel, April 7, 2015
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 "Creole Trail Pipeline". Cheniere. Retrieved 2023-08-30.
  4. Asset Data, IJGlobal, accessed Aug. 27, 2020
  5. "Federal Register :: Request Access". Retrieved 2023-08-30.
  6. Transco starts flowing gas to Sabine Pass LNG, Argus Media, Jan. 24, 2017
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sabine Pass LNG ordered to shut down leaking gas storage tanks, The Times-Picayune, Feb. 10, 2018
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Natural Gas Data, Pipeline Projects Energy Information Agency, accessed August 10, 2023

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