Energy Transfer to build 400 MMcfd Eagle Ford pipeline

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, Feb. 18 -- Energy Transfer Partners LP will build a new 160-mile, 30-in. OD natural gas pipeline in the Eagle Ford shale.

The Rich Eagle Ford Mainline (REM) will have initial capacity of 400 MMcfd, expandable to 800 MMcfd. It will originate in Dimmitt County, Tex., and extend to ETP’s Chisholm Pipeline for delivery to both existing processing plants and a new 120,000 MMcfd plant. ETP expects REM to enter service fourth-quarter 2011.

The project will expand ETP’s midstream infrastructure in the Eagle Ford, which includes the recently completed Dos Hermanas pipeline and the Chisholm pipeline scheduled for completion in second-quarter 2011.

The initial phase of the Chisholm Pipeline will consist of 83 miles of 20-in. OD line extending from DeWitt County, Tex., to ETP's LaGrange processing plant in Fayette County, Tex. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 100 MMcfd, with anticipated expansion to more than 300 MMcfd (OGJ Newsletter, Oct. 25, 2010).

ETP entered into multiple long-term agreements with shippers to underpin REM and estimates total cost of the natural gas pipeline, processing plant, and additional facilities at $300 million.

Contact Christopher E. Smith at chriss@ogjonline.com.



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