Houston-based Tellurian has revealed its plans to develop three pipelines for nearly $7bn, as part of a new pipeline network to provide supply alternatives to meet the rising demand for natural gas in Southwest Louisiana.

Named as the Tellurian Pipeline Network, the pipeline project will include the Driftwood Pipeline (DWPL), which was announced previously along with two additional pipelines in the form of Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) and Haynesville Global Access Pipeline (HGAP).

The Tellurian Pipeline Network is likely to create 15,000 jobs in the US states of Texas and Louisiana.

Tellurian president and CEO Meg Gentle said: “The Tellurian Pipeline Network would serve the approximately 8 Bcf/d of incremental natural gas demand expected by 2025 in Southwest Louisiana.

“When completed, PGAP and HGAP will deliver natural gas from multiple low cost production basins and debottleneck the existing pipeline infrastructure in Southwest Louisiana.

“We intend to begin soliciting third party shipper interest in the first half of 2018, and would seek to commercialize PGAP and HGAP by year end 2018.”

While the 154km long DWPL is expected to begin services mid-2021, PGAP and HGAP are likely to be put into operations by the end of 2022, subject to commercialization.

PGAP, which would be of 42-inch diameter and 1,005km long line, will be designed to have a capability to transport two billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (Bcf/d).

The pipeline would begin at the Waha Hub in Pecos County, Texas and would be linked to the Permian and associated shale plays around Midland, Texas. It will end near Gillis, Louisiana.

PGAP could transport the natural gas to the Creole Trail Pipeline, Cameron Interstate Pipeline, Texas Eastern, Transco, Trunkline Gas Company, Florida Gas Transmission, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, and DWPL, among others.

On the other hand, HGAP will be a 42-inch diameter pipeline spanning 322km. It will also transport 2Bcf/d with proposed deliveries to the same interstate pipelines as PGAP near Gillis.

The 48-inch DWPL will be able to transport 4Bcf/d from near Gillis and terminate at the Driftwood LNG export facility, which is being built at a cost of $13-16bn near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tellurian is currently seeking permit for DWPL from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Image: Tellurian intends to create an inter-state natural gas pipeline network in Texas and Louisiana for $7bn. Photo: courtesy of xedos4/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.