"Growing demand and expressions of interest due to prolific natural gas production volumes, as well as forecasts from the Haynesville area in north Louisiana and east Texas leads us to believe that there's an opportunity to expand Line CP," said Cy Zebot, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for CEGT
. "Assuming adequate expressions of interest, we're prepared to execute binding precedent agreements and seek necessary governmental authorizations to place expansion capacity into service as early as the fourth quarter of 2012."
The hundred or so cleantech products developed and funded by CEGT
go from the simple Active Reactor Lighting Controller (the installation has seen C[O.sub.2] emission reductions equivalent to taking 10 000 cars off Victoria's roads), to the complex: brown coal drying and cryogenic gas sweetening technology; cleantech that turns C[O.sub.2] into liquid for coal-sequestration.
Phase II includes a 15,000 horsepower mainline compressor station near Poteau, OK along with 15.5 miles of 24-inch diameter pipeline looping of CEGT
's Line OM-1.
Kelley said, "CEGT's initial open season for the Mid-Continent Crossing project was to solicit interest in a pipeline originating in Dumas, TX, and terminating in Barton, AL.
That's exactly what CEGT is proposing to do jointly with DEGT.
CEPS operates and manages pipeline facilities in nine states with 8,200 miles of natural gas transmission lines within the regulated transmission division of CenterPoint Energy which includes CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission (CEGT
) and Mississippi River Transmission (MRT).