Cameron Pipeline Expansion

The Cameron Interstate Pipeline expansion project included modifications to Cameron Interstate Pipeline’s existing gas transmission system.

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Location : Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Capacity : 1.5 Bcfd
Size : 3.58 miles, 36-inch diameter pipeline
Commercial Operation : 2017

The Cameron Interstate Pipeline expansion project included modifications to Cameron Interstate Pipeline’s existing gas transmission system and was developed to receive and transport domestically-produced natural gas to the Cameron LNG liquefaction project currently under construction in Hackberry, Louisiana.

The existing Cameron Interstate Pipeline starts in Cameron Parish, adjacent to Cameron LNG and follows a route along Calcasieu Parish, terminating at the Ragley Compressor Station in Beauregard Parish.

The expansion project adds bi-directional flow to the pipeline to allows it to transport natural gas from various interstate pipeline interconnections to Cameron LNG. The project was designed so that the addition of the new facilities will not preclude Cameron Interstate Pipeline from receiving send-out gas from the Cameron LNG Terminal.

The following facilities were constructed or modified as part of the expansion project::

  • Approximately 3.5-mile of 36-inch OD pipeline extension to Cameron Interstate Pipeline
  • The new Holbrook compressor station consisting of 7 CAT G3616 natural gas-driven compressors
  • Modifications to the TETCO existing meter station in Ragley and to the TGP meter station in Sulphur
  • A new Cameron LNG meter station at the site of the liquefaction facility in Hackberry

    Project Timeline

  • April 2012: Pre-filed application with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • December 2012: Filed application with FERC
  • April 2014: Environmental Impact Statement released by FERC
  • July 2014: Project approval
  • Fourth Quarter 2014: Start of construction
  • First Quarter 2017: Project completed

    Benefits

  • Total investment of $143 million
  • Created 995 temporary design and engineering and construction jobs, and 11 permanent positions to operate and maintain the facilities
  • Provides a new source of revenue for local providers of goods and services
  • Generates additional tax revenues for local towns and parishes
  • Additional Materials

    Factsheet
    Cameron Interstate Pipeline and Expansion Map
    Holbrook Compressor Station (Image)

    Contact

    Natural Gas Storage
    Commercial
    Brad Ledbetter
    Email| 832.460.6587

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