Bigger shipper appetite leads to Tiger Pipeline expansion

The new agreement brings the pipeline’s long-term contractual commitments to 2.4Bcf/d of gas. ETP will launch a binding open season later this month to solicit additional shipper interest in the Tiger Pipeline expansion and ultimate capacity of the expansion will be based upon producer response.

The pipeline will connect to ETP’s dual 42 inch pipeline system near Carthage, Texas, extend through Haynesville Shale and end near Delhi, Louisiana. At least seven interstate pipelines, which serve the Northeast, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest markets would interconnect with the proposed Tiger Pipeline in Louisiana.

Construction of the pipeline is expected to commence by June 2010 and be in service in the first half of 2011 pending necessary regulatory approvals.

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