Delta Express Gas Pipeline

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The Delta Express Gas Pipeline, also known as the Delta Express Pipeline, is a proposed natural gas pipeline in Louisiana, USA.[1][2]


The pipeline would connect the Delta LNG terminal with pipeline interconnections near Alto, Louisiana, USA.[3][2]

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Project details

  • Operator: Delta LNG[4]
  • Owner: Venture Global
  • Parent company: Venture Global[1]
  • Capacity:
  • Diameter: 42 inches[5]
  • Length: 452.2 kilometers / 281 miles[5]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start year: 2024[3][5]
  • Associated infrastructure: Delta LNG Terminal


First proposed in April 2019, the 280-mile Delta Express pipeline would be built through 14 parishes, connecting an existing natural gas pipeline in northern Louisiana to a liquid natural gas facility in Plaquemines Parish — Louisiana’s southernmost parish. As of September 2020, the pipeline was still in the early stages of permitting: Venture Global hadn’t submitted its formal application to FERC or acquired state permits.[1] It was reportedly mapped through

In September 2020, emails obtained through a public records request by the Energy and Policy Institute revealed that Venture Global had tried to influence Louisiana state and federal permitting agencies by employing a Louisiana lawmaker, Rep. Ryan Bourriaque (R-Abbeville). Bourriaque is vice chair of the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee. He negotiated with the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) about another Venture Global pipeline which will cross a Mississippi River levee that CPRA is planning to elevate. Bourriaque also sent a template letter for other Louisiana lawmakers to send to FERC in support of the Delta Express pipeline.[1] He was accused of trying to push the pipeline through balck and indigenous communities.[6][7]

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as of April 2021 the project had still not applied for FERC approval.[5]

As of August 2023, the project was in a pre-applied phase with FERC.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sara Sneath, Louisiana lawmaker paid to push proposed pipeline through Black, Indigenous communities, Energy News Network, Sep. 20, 2020, accessed Sep. 1, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Delta LNG • Venture Global LNG". Venture Global LNG. Retrieved 2023-08-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Erica Jackson, National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker Alliance, Feb. 28, 2020, accessed Sep. 1, 2021.
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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 U.S. natural gas pipeline projects, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 14 August, 2023
  6. Johnna Crider. "Dirty Louisiana Politicians Are Getting Paid To Push A Pipeline Through Black & Indigenous Communities - CleanTechnica". Retrieved 2023-08-14.
  7. Sneath, Sara (17 September, 2020). "Public records show a Louisiana lawmaker is getting paid to push a proposed pipeline through Black, Indigenous communities". Southerly. Retrieved 14 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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