Enterprise to build Texas-based supply laterals

December 2008 Vol. 63 No. 12

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced that it will construct a pipeline that will transport new supplies of natural gas produced from the Barnett Shale in Tarrant and Denton counties in Texas to the Sherman Extension pipeline.

The 178-mile Sherman Extension is a major expansion of Enterprise’s Texas intrastate natural gas pipeline system that provides additional transportation capacity for production from the Barnett Shale and north Texas region. It is expected to be completed shortly.

To accommodate growing natural gas production from the Barnett Shale, Enterprise will build a 40-mile supply lateral that will extend from the Trinity River Basin north of Arlington to an interconnect with the Sherman Extension pipeline near Justin, TX. This pipeline will consist of 30- and 36-inch pipeline designed to provide up to 1 Bcf/d of natural gas takeaway capacity for producers in Tarrant and Denton counties. The pipeline will have a lateral to provide transportation services for natural gas produced from the Newark East field in Wise County. These pipelines are anchored by long-term agreements with major producers and are expected to be in service by the third quarter.