The open season, which is set to close on 27 December 2013, is in replacement of the existing Midla pipeline, which runs from Monroe to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, either in whole or in part.

The company plans to reconstruct the mainline pipe, largely along the existing right-of-way at a size and pressure capable of replicating current services, as part of the replication option.

Following the natchez line option, the firm will rebuild the pipeline from Winnsboro, Louisiana to Natchez, Mississippi, with the retirement of mainline facilities to the north of Winnsboro to Monroe and from Natchez to Zachary, Louisiana.

A Natchez-Plus line option is designed to upsize the Natchez line option, which will facilitate industrial development and economic growth.

The pipeline, which was built in 1926, will utilise the existing route to minimise environmental and other impacts.

The company plans to start the regulatory process necessary to allow reconstruction to begin in the late spring or early summer of 2014.