Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline

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Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs off-shore from the West Delta 143 Platform south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico to an on-shore site in Venice, Louisiana.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Enbridge[2]
  • Capacity: 800 million cubic feet per day[2]
  • Diameter: 30-inches[2]
  • Length: 44 miles / 71 kilometers[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 1996


The Mississippi Canyon is an undersea canyon which is part of the Mississippi Submarine valley in the Northern portion of the Gulf of Mexico.[3] The pipeline takes gas form the West Delta 143 Platform to the Venice Gas Plant and 2 interstate pipelines onshore in Southern Louisiana. The gas originates from the Mars, Mensa and Ursa Projects in the Mississippi Canyon. The pipeline measures 45 miles and is 30 inches in diameter. The pipeline has a reported capacity of 800 million cubic feet of gas per day and is entirely owned by Enbridge.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Enbridge’s Energy Infrastructure Assets Enbrdige, July 22, 2020
  3. Mississippi Canyon, Wikipedia, accessed January, 2018
  4. Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline, LLC, Enbridge, accessed January 2017

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