Port Arthur Pipeline – Louisiana Connector

The proposed Port Arthur Pipeline Louisiana Connector will transport and provide natural gas to the proposed Port Arthur LNG liquefaction project.

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Location : Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes, Louisiana and Jefferson County, Texas
Capacity : 2.0 Bcfd
Size : 135 miles, 42-inch diameter pipeline
Proposed Commercial Operation : Q3 2022

The proposed Port Arthur Pipeline Louisiana Connector (PAPLC) project will transport and provide natural gas as an additional feed gas source and provide an additional reliable solution for the delivery of natural gas to the proposed Port Arthur Liquefaction Project.

The PAPLC project will follow a route along Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes in Louisiana as well as Jefferson County in Texas.

The PAPLC project will include one 42-inch diameter feed gas pipeline, a compressor station and associated interconnect facilities. The proposed pipeline will be approximately 135 miles long connecting the proposed Port Arthur LNG terminal and running northeast to the St. Landry parish. The PAPLC project will be owned and operated by Port Arthur Pipeline with a total operating capacity of approximately 2.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcfd).

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  • The proposed PAPLC project will also include the following facilities:

  • One compressor station located in Allen Parish, Louisiana;
  • Receipt metering stations;
  • Multiple interconnects; and
  • Associated above and below ground equipment, including valves and launchers/receivers.
  • Project Status

    PAPLC has initiated the pre-filing process with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The project team has also begun its public outreach, stakeholder engagement and started discussions with regulatory agencies about the proposed project. Front end engineering design for the PAPLC project began in February.

    Development of the Port Arthur Liquefaction Project and the Pipeline Project – Louisiana Connector is contingent upon completing the required commercial agreements, securing all necessary permits and approvals, obtaining financing and incentives, achieving other customary conditions, reaching a final investment decision and other factors associated with the investments.

    Proposed Project Schedule

  • February 24, 2017: Submit request to FERC to initiate pre-filing review process – completed
  • August 2017: File Draft Resource Reports to FERC
  • October 2017: File NGA Section 7(c) application to FERC
  • First Quarter 2021: Start of construction
  • Third Quarter 2022: Operations begin

    Project Benefits

  • Pipeline infrastructure provides an additional reliable solution for the delivery of natural gas to the proposed Port Arthur LNG liquefaction project
  • Creates new design and engineering and construction jobs, as well as several long-term positions to operate and maintain the proposed facilities
  • Provides opportunities for local providers of goods and services
  • Generates additional tax revenues for local towns and parishes
  • Project Contact

    Kris Knudsen
    Permitting & Compliance Manager
    Email| 832.460.6615

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