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.[1]
  • Owner: Cheniere Energy (60.00%), Blackstone (20.00%), Blackstone Energy Partners I (20.00%)[3]
  • Capacity: 1,500 million cubic feet per day[1]
  • Length: 58.42 miles / 94 km[1]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Cost: US$800 million[3]
  • Start Year: 2008[1]


The Creole Trail Pipeline is operated by Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P., a subsidiary of the Cheniere Pipeline Company.[1]

Connection to Sabine Pass LNG

The pipeline connects to the Sabine Pass LNG facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.[4] 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[5] An investigation of the leak uncovered 11 similar incidents that had occurred between 2008 and 2016.[5] "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."[5]

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.

There have been no development updates since 2018 and the project is presumed to be shelved. Likewise, the EIA has listed the project as "on hold".

Expansion Project Locations

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

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Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P.[6]
  • Parent Company: Cheniere Energy[1]
  • Capacity: 1500 Million cubic feet per day[6]
  • Length: 104.3 miles / 167.9 km[6]
  • Status: Shelved[6]
  • Start Year:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Creole Trail Pipeline, Cheniere, accessed February 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Joe Fisher, Sabine Pass Trains 5, 6 Approved by FERC, Natural Gas Intel, April 7, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 Asset Data, IJGlobal, accessed Aug. 27, 2020
  4. Transco starts flowing gas to Sabine Pass LNG, Argus Media, Jan. 24, 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sabine Pass LNG ordered to shut down leaking gas storage tanks, The Times-Picayune, Feb. 10, 2018
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Natural Gas Data, Pipeline Projects Energy Information Agency, accessed July 21, 2020

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