Enterprise to Expand Acadian System
(Houston, TX) - Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced plans to expand and extend its Acadian natural gas system to deliver growing volumes of natural gas from the Haynesville Shale to the liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) market in South Louisiana. The project will include construction of an approximately 80-mile pipeline originating near Cheneyville, Louisiana on Enterprise’s Acadian Haynesville Extension to third party interconnects near Gillis, Louisiana, including multiple pipelines serving LNG export facilities in South Louisiana and southeast Texas. In aggregate, the LNG export market for this region includes design send out capacity currently operating or under construction of approximately 15 billion cubic feet per day (“Bcf/d”). The Gillis Lateral will have a capacity of approximately 1 Bcf/d.
As part of the project, Enterprise also plans to increase capacity on the Acadian Haynesville Extension by adding horsepower at its Mansfield compressor station in De Soto Parish. When completed, the expansion and extension project will increase the Acadian system’s capability to transport Haynesville natural gas production from 1.8 Bcf/d to 2.1 Bcf/d. The project is supported by long-term customer contracts and is expected to begin service in mid-2021.
“The Haynesville region currently produces approximately 11 Bcf/d of natural gas, which is expected to grow to approximately 14 Bcf/d by 2025,” said A.J. “Jim” Teague, chief executive officer of Enterprise’s general partner. “The expansion and extension of the Acadian system enhances our capability to link supply to some of the most attractive markets in the U.S. Once this project is completed, our Acadian system will be able to deliver a total of 2.1 Bcf/d of Haynesville production into the LNG market, South Louisiana industrial complex and other interconnects that serve attractive southeastern U.S. markets.”