Gulf South Pipeline Co. has received approval to construct the Coastal Bend Header Project. The project will deliver natural gas to the Freeport LNG Development liquefaction terminal under construction in Brazoria County, Texas, USA, and expand and modify a portion of its existing Index 129 Legacy System in southeast Texas.
The project will consist of 66 miles (106 km) of pipeline located in Brazoria and Wharton Counties (Texas, USA) and will be co-located with existing utility rights-of-way for approximately 36% of the proposed route. A new 83,597 hp (62,363 kW) compressor station (Wilson Compressor Station) will be built in Wharton County, Texas.
The Project will also include expansion of a portion of Gulf South’s mainline system and a new interconnect to supply the Coastal Bend Header. Plans include a new 10,700 hp (7982 kw) compressor station (North Houston Compressor Station) located in Harris County, Texas; a new 26,400 hp (19,694 kW) compressor station (New Brazos Compressor Station) in Fort Bend County, Texas; and expansion of the existing Magasco Compressor Station in Sabine county, Texas.
Full construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017 with an in-service date of April 1, 2018.