Sempra LNG subsidiary Port Arthur Pipeline has announced the start of a binding open season for bids to transport gas for the Texas Connector pipeline project in Texas and Louisiana, US.
The Texas Connector will be a 42” diameter pipeline in two segments. The 12.2 km Texas Connector South Segment will join the proposed Port Arthur LNG liquefaction facility to interstate pipelines in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The 42.8 km Texas Connector North Segment will join the Port Arthur LNG liquefaction facility to interconnections with Houston Pipeline Company, Texas Eastern Transmission, Florida Gas Transmission Company, and underground storage facilities in Jefferson County, Texas. It has already been approved by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The approved capacity of the pipeline when complete of 1.9 billion cfd, but the developers say that changes in the upstream interconnections and flow assumptions mean that an additional 1.15 billion cfd of capacity may be made available on the Texas Connector North Segment.
The open season bid period will end at 5pm CT on 30 September 2020.