Energy Transfer To Expand Planned Tiger Pipeline

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Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has announced an expansion of the planned Tiger Pipeline that will service the Haynesville Shale producing region in Louisiana and East Texas. A binding open season was launched in February 2010 to solicit additional shipper interest in the expansion. Ultimate capacity of the expansion will be based upon producer response.
  The approximately 180-mile, 42-inch Tiger natural gas pipeline system, which was announced in January 2009, will serve the Haynesville Shale producing region in Louisiana and the Carthage Hub area in East Texas and will have interconnects with seven major interstate pipelines serving the eastern half of the United States. The pipeline is expected to be in service in the first half of 2011, and the expansion is expected to be completed in the second half of 2011. Construction of the pipeline and expansion are subject to receipt of approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  For information on the open season, contact Luke Fletcher at (210) 403-6492 or  luke.fletcher@energytransfer.com, or Lee Hanse at (210) 403-6455 or lee.hanse@energytransfer.com. Information is also available at www.energytransfer.com.
  In other news, Energy Transfer is acquiring Tristate North Louisiana Midstream, LLC and TSM Treating, LLC, which collectively own a 120-mile gathering system in Red River and Bienville Parishes in Louisiana with a capacity of 275 MMcf/d, and natural gas treating facilities with approximately 480 MMcf/d of treating capacity.
  Through this acquisition, the company has increased acreage dedicated to its long-term gathering agreements in the Haynesville Shale to more than 100,000 acres.
  The gathering network will tie to several interstate and intrastate pipelines including Energy Transfer’s planned Tiger Pipeline.
  The closing of this acquisition is subject to receipt of customary regulatory approval.