Two Natural Gas Majors Agree on Transportation to Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project

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Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America LLC (NGPL) announced an agreement with Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc., to provide the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project with 385,000 Dth/d of southbound natural gas transportation capacity on NGPL’s expanded Gulf Coast mainline system for a 20-year term. NGPL expects to invest approximately $212 million in facilities to enable it to complete the first phase of its Gulf Coast Market Expansion Project, which will increase NGPL’s total southbound capacity from multiple receipt points, including the Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) interconnection at Moultrie, IL, to existing and growing markets along Texas and the Louisiana Gulf Coast.
   “We are pleased to move forward with this project as gas production increases in the Utica and Marcellus shale and markets continue to grow along the Gulf Coast,” said NGPL President David Devine. “Additionally, we are delighted to provide transportation for Cheniere to bring attractively-priced supply to their LNG export facility being developed near Corpus Christi, TX.”
  “Once again, we have the pleasure of working with Kinder Morgan and NGPL to secure transportation capacity that will provide additional certainty of gas supply for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project, which is now under construction,” said Corey Grindal, vice president of Supply and Marketing for Cheniere. “It’s important that we secure access to pipeline capacity to ensure reliability and deliverability of natural gas to our liquefaction facility.”