Federal regulators have approved
construction of a 270-mile natural gas pipeline project through
Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.
The project, known as Southeast Supply Header, is a joint
venture between CenterPoint Energy and Spectra Energy Corp., both
of Houston, Texas.
It is designed to connect natural gas pipelines in Arkansas,
Oklahoma and Texas with another line that connects that Gulf of
Mexico to Florida.
The 36-inch pipeline will transport up to 1 billion cubic feet
of natural gas per day from a CenterPoint-owned hub in northeast
Louisiana to one co-owned by Spectra in Mobile, Ala.
It represents the final step in the Federal Energy Regulatory
Final cost estimates grew to $840 million in the project's final
filings with FERC.