Oklahoma-based, pipeline operator and developer Enable Midstream Partners, announced on June 2, that it had gained FERC ( Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) approval to construct and operate a new pipeline, named the Gulf Run Pipeline. Approval was granted under section 7C of the National Gas Act. The new pipeline is designed to transmit gas from shale fields in Haynesville, Marcellus, Utica and Barnett as well as the Mid-Continent region to the US Gulf Coast area. The pipeline will be able to transmit around 1.1 billion-cubic-feet-a-day of natural gas, for twenty years to the Golden Pass LNG export terminal in Texas.
This new 42-inch diameter pipeline will have a transmission capacity of 1.7 billion-cubic-feet-a-day, allowing for additional gas to be carried in future. The Gulf Run Pipeline will make use of existing pipelines as well as a new 135-mile pipeline connecting Westdale to Starks in Louisiana.
At present, Enable Midstream owns and operates several natural gas and crude oil transportation assets, including 14,000 miles of local and interstate natural gas, crude oil, condensate and produced water gathering pipelines. It also has facilities to process 2.6 billion-cubic-feet-a-day of natural gas and additionally it manages around 84.5 billion-cubic-feet-a-day of storage capacity.