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Enable (ENBL) to Begin Gulf Run Pipeline Project Construction

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Enable Midstream Partners, LP received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to develop and operate the Gulf Run pipeline project in Louisiana based on section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act.

The $540-million pipeline project is aimed at transporting natural gas from some of the most promising natural gas-producing reservoirs in the United States to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Notably, the leading natural gas-producing regions in the United States include Haynesville, Marcellus, Utica and Barnett shales as well as the Mid-Continent region.

Enable’s pipeline project is backed by a 20-year commitment for 1.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) from Golden Pass LNG. Notably, Golden Pass LNG is a joint venture between subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM - Free Report) and Qatar Petroleum.

Enable will partially assist the liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) export project of cornerstone shipper Golden Pass, which is currently being developed off the Texas coast. The partnership mentioned that the Gulf Run pipeline will possess 1.7 Bcf/d of capacity and most of the gas transported on Gulf Run will go to the Golden Pass LNG export plant.

The project includes about 134 miles of new pipelines and other facilities. It is expected to provide transportation services from the partnership’s existing Westdale compressor in Red River Parish to an interconnect with the Golden Pass Pipeline near Starks, Louisiana. Notably, it will be a 42-inch pipeline and will allow for upside potential beyond Golden Pass’s commitment.

The Gulf Run project enables the use of the partnership’s existing assets and, therefore, lowers expenses and environmental impacts. The FERC approval and the growing demand for LNG open opportunities for the project, thereby, making it well-positioned to add new customer commitments.

Importantly, Enable stated that the contractor bidding process is in progress for the Gulf Run project and expects the pipeline to become operational by late 2022.

Company Profile & Price Performance

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Enable is a midstream service provider. It operates through two business segments — Gathering and Processing, and Transportation and Storage.

Shares of the partnership have outperformed the industry in the past six months. Its stock has gained 58.7% compared with the industry’s 29.4% growth.


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