HOUSTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Transportation commitments from gas shippers contribute to plans to increase Haynesville shale gas production by nearly twice the current level, producers say.
Enterprise Products Partners and Duncan Energy Partners announced they received the additional transportation commitments from shippers necessary to increase the capacity from their Haynesville project from 1.4 billion cubic feet per day to 2.1 billion cubic feet per day.
More than 150 markets in the Mississippi River corridor in the southern United States will benefit from the project's plans for the Haynesville shale play, Enterprise said.
The Haynesville extension will deliver gas through a 249-mile pipeline connecting existing infrastructure to the affiliated Cypress gas pipeline.
Enterprise said the extension provides natural gas shippers advantages in terms of price while diversifying the gas sector in the south Louisiana market. For producers, the company said, the extension offers more options for transactions with their end users.
Both companies said they placed an order for 42-inch diameter extensions to accommodate the expansion.