626 Mmcf/d of Northeast Shale Gas Begins Flowing to Gulf Today

Ohio-Louisiana Access Project map
Ohio-Louisiana Access Project map – click for larger version

Fantastic news! More Marcellus and Utica Shale gas will begin flowing to the Gulf Coast, beginning today. Some of that gas will go to the Sabine Pass LNG (liquefied natural gas) export facility owned by Cheniere Energy–the first such facility to (recently) begin exporting natural gas to other countries. In October 2014 Boardwalk Pipeline Partners filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reverse the flow on a 690-mile segment of their Texas Gas Transmission pipeline to begin carrying Marcellus and Utica Shale gas from the northeast to the south (see Texas Gas Seeks to Reverse Flow of Pipeline from OH to LA). In September 2015 FERC approved the project, called the Ohio-Louisiana Access Project (see FERC Approves Important Utica-to-Gulf Coast Pipeline Reversal). Today the pipeline reverses and Sabine Pass is the foundation shipper–beginning to accept 300 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) of yummy and wholesome Marcellus and Utica Shale gas…

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