Among the 13 largest U.S. midstream companies, no less than seven are developing or actively constructing natural gas infrastructure in a single region—the Permian and Haynesville. Projects include intrastate and interstate pipelines that would add 8 BCFD of capacity, as well as processing plants and more storage, across Texas and La. Most all are driven by the expanding LNG landscape taking shape on the Gulf.
Reese Energy Consulting today is following the massive undertaking underway to relieve current bottlenecks and build strategic positions to existing LNG terminals and those set to come online. The first of those will be Qatar-Exxon’s Golden Pass in Texas and Venture Global’s Plaquemines La., facility, both of which are slated for service next year. Energy Transfer is already ahead of the game with its new 135-mile, 1.65 BCFD Gulf Run Pipeline and a 20-year agreement with Golden Pass to bring Haynesville and other major basin gas supplies to the Gulf. In news just this week, Enterprise Products has completed expansion of its 378-mile Acadian Haynesville Extension gathering pipe for a total capacity of 2.5 BCFD. Western Midstream will construct a 250 MMCFD cryogenic gas plant in the Delaware to be completed by year end. And Kinder Morgan will expand its gas storage capacity at the company’s Markham facility in Texas to a total 27.8 BCF.