Gulf South Gas Pipeline

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Gulf South Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs between points in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gulf South Gas Pipeline Company, LP
  • Owner: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (100.00%)[2]
  • Capacity: 2.7 billion cubic feet per day
  • Length: 12070.08 kilometers / 7500 miles[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2008

Background

The Gulf South Gas Pipeline is owned and operated by the Gulf South Gas Pipeline Company, LP, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.[1] The pipeline gathers gas from basins in Texas and Alabama and delivers it to the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast.[1]

Pipeline Explosion

In January 2015 a section of the pipeline that goes under the Barnett Reservoir near Brandon, MS, exploded.[4] "I thought it was a tornado coming through, or something, because it got to shaking the house," said one resident. "There was just a loud explosion at first and then the house started shaking." Photographs of the fire caused by the explosion can be seen on local Jackson, Mississippi news.[4]

Expansion Projects

Index 99 Expansion Project

In March 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized construction and operation of Gulf South Pipeline Co.’s proposed Index 99 Expansion project, which would increase natural gas firm transportation to markets along the Gulf Coast. The project would provide 500 million cubic feet per day of natural gas firm transportation service to markets along the Gulf Coast and provide an additional 250 million cubic feet per day of capacity to existing facilities in northern Louisiana. All of the project’s components would be in Texas and Louisiana, which include installing about 22 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline (Index 99L) in San Augustine and Sabine counties in Texas, installing a pig receiver at the intersection of the new Index 99L pipeline and Gulf South’s existing Index 99 system in San Augustine County, as well as installing 250 feet of 24-inch diameter station pipe and a 24-inch diameter pressure control valve at the Hall Summit compressor station in Bienville Parish, LA.[5] The Index 99 expansion project was commissioned on Aug. 31, 2020.[6]

Index 99 Expansion location

The expansion will run through San Augustine and Sabine counties in Texas, to Bienville Parish, LA.[5]

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Index 99 Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: Gulf South Gas Pipeline Company, LP[7]
  • Capacity: 500 million cubic feet per day[7]
  • Length: 35.4 kilometers[7]
  • Diameter: 30 inches[7]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2020

Willis Lateral Expansion Project

The expansion pipeline will supply 1 GW worth of energy to the Willis combined Cycle power plant.[7]

Willis Lateral Expansion location

The pipeline will start in Texas, USA and end at the Willis combined Cycle power plant in Texas, USA.[7][8]

The project began operations on May 31, 2020.[9]

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Willis Lateral Expansion Project details

  • Operator: Gulf South Gas Pipeline Company, LP[7]
  • Owner: Boardwalk Pipelines[9]
  • Capacity: 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d)[7]
  • Length: 30.6 kilometers[7]
  • Diameter: 24 inches[7]
  • Cost: US$96 million[7]
  • Status: Operating[9]
  • Start Year: 2020[7]

Lamar County Expansion Project

The expansion project will add natural gas delivery to the Morrow Repower Projecta, a new 550 MW combined cycle power plant developed by Cooperative Energy Texas in Mississippi, USA. The Morrow Repower Projecta is replacing a coal plant.[7]

Lamar County Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: Gulf South Gas Pipeline Company, LP[7]
  • Owner:
  • Capacity: 200 million cubic feet per day[7]
  • Length: 5.5 kilometers[7]
  • Diameter: 20 inches[7]
  • Cost: US$54 million[7]
  • Status: Construction[10]
  • Start Year: 2022[7]

McComb Compressor Station Reliability Project

The project involves replacing a compressor station in southern Mississippi, resulting in an increase in transmission capacity.[7]

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, construction was completed in March of 2021.[11]

McComb Compressor Station Reliability Project details

  • Operator: Gulf South Gas Pipeline Company, LP[7]
  • Owner:
  • Capacity: 48 million cubic feet per day[7]
  • Length: 0 new kilometers[7]
  • Cost:
  • Status: Construction[7]
  • Start year: 2021

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gulf South Gas Pipeline, Gulf South Pipeline, accessed Aug. 17, 2021.
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  3. Gulf South Pipeline Company, Gulf South PL, accessed Aug. 27, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gas line explodes, burns near reservoir, WAPT, Jan. 14, 2015, accessed Aug. 17, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 David Bradley, FERC Approves Gulf South’s Index 99 Natural Gas Expansion, Natural Gas Intel, Mar. 20, 2020, accessed Aug. 17, 2021.
  6. INDEX 99 TIMELINE, Boardwalk Pipelines, accessed Aug. 17, 2021.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 Natural Gas Data, Pipeline Projects Energy Information Agency, July 21, 2020
  8. National Energy and Petrochemical Map, FracTracker, Feb. 28, 2020, accessed Aug. 17, 2021.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Willis Lateral Project Timeline Boardwalk Pipelines, accessed Aug. 17, 2021.
  10. Natural Gas, Pipeline Projects, Energy Information Administration, accessed July 12, 2021
  11. U.S. natural gas pipeline projects, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Apr. 29, 2021, accessed Aug. 17, 2021.

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