The company has signed long-term deals with several major natural gas producers on the Texas side of the Haynesville shale to provide gathering, treating and transmission services in Shelby, Sabine, San Augustine and Nacogdoches counties.

The projects involve construction of gathering and related market outlet pipelines and related treating facilities in the Texas Haynesville shale.

Enbridge Energy management company president Mark Maki said that the company’s East Texas system is well positioned with substantial infrastructure and access to numerous intrastate and interstate connecting pipelines.

"We envision additional infrastructure development for our customers beyond what we’ve already committed in this region," Maki said.

Enbridge Energy owns and operates a diversified portfolio of crude oil and natural gas transportation systems in the US.