Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced the completion of an expansion of its Acadian Haynesville Extension natural gas pipeline, the first of $3.8 billion of organic growth capital projects that are scheduled to be completed and begin service in 2023. This expansion adds approximately 400 million cubic feet per day of Haynesville natural gas takeaway capacity to meet growing industrial demand in the Mississippi River Corridor and supports the Louisiana liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) export market.
The expansion project added compression, increasing total natural gas transportation capacity on the Acadian Haynesville Extension from approximately 2.1 billion cubic feet per day (“Bcf/d”) to 2.5 Bcf/d. This expansion is underwritten by long-term, take-or-pay contracts with credit-worthy customers.
“The expansion of the Acadian Haynesville Extension provides Haynesville producers with incremental natural gas takeaway capacity and provides additional supply to existing and new industrial developments in the Mississippi River Corridor and the growing Louisiana LNG export market,” said Natalie K. Gayden, senior vice president of Enterprise’s natural gas business. “Importantly, at a time when it is so challenging to get energy infrastructure projects approved and permitted, this project adds the energy infrastructure necessary to deliver abundant, reliable and affordable natural gas to both domestic and international markets in today’s evolving geopolitical landscape.”
A. J. “Jim” Teague, co-chief executive officer of Enterprise’s general partner, added, “We are pleased to complete this timely expansion of the Acadian natural gas pipeline system to meet the needs of producers and consumers. For Enterprise, 2023 is a significant year in terms of the magnitude of $3.8 billion of major growth projects completing construction, beginning operations and generating new sources of cash flow. These projects provide visibility to cash flow growth that will support future distribution increases to our limited partners.”
Other major growth capital projects scheduled for completion in 2023 include: Enterprise’s second propane dehydrogenation facility (“PDH 2”) during the second quarter; the NGL fractionator 12 in Chambers County, Texas and the Poseidon natural gas processing plant in the Midland Basin during the third quarter; and the Mentone II natural gas processing plant in the Delaware Basin, as well as the first phase of the Texas Western Products system, in the fourth quarter.