South Pipeline Company, LP (“Gulf South”) is a “web-like” interstate
natural gas pipeline system that gathers gas from basins between Texas and
Alabama and delivers it to on-system markets within its footprint and to
off-system markets in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast through
interconnections with third-party pipelines. Gulf South is located
entirely in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and
Florida. Gulf South also owns and operates salt-dome and reservoir
natural gas storage facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Gulf South is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with operational
offices in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Pipeline and Storage Facilities
The Gulf South system is composed of:
Approximately 7,400 miles of pipeline having an average daily throughput of approximately 2.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day in 2013;
Eight salt-dome natural gas storage caverns in Mississippi, having approximately 46.0 Bcf of total storage capacity, of which approximately 29.0 Bcf is designated as working gas capacity.
- Two reservoir natural-gas storage fields located in Louisiana and Mississippi, having aggregate storage capacity of approximately 131.4 Bcf of gas, of which approximately 83.0 Bcf is designated as working gas capacity.
The markets directly served by the Gulf South system are generally located in eastern Texas, Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the Florida panhandle. These markets include:
LDC and municipality load serving communities including New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Mobile, AL; and Pensacola, FL;
Natural gas-fired power plants located across the Gulf South system;
Industrial end-users located across the system, including the Baton Rouge to New Orleans industrial corridor and Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Gulf South also has indirect access to off-system markets through numerous interconnections with other interstate and intrastate pipelines and storage facilities. These pipeline interconnections provide access to markets throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast.
The principal sources of supply for Gulf South are:
Unconventional shale plays including the Haynesville Shale and the Barnett Shale
Regional supply hubs and market centers: offshore Louisiana; Perryville, LA; Henry Hub, LA; Agua Dulce, TX; and Carthage, TX;
Conventional wellhead supplies: East Texas, northern and southern Louisiana and Mississippi; and
Imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Lake Charles, Louisiana LNG terminal.
Part of the Boardwalk System
Gulf South is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP), a midstream master limited partnership that provides transportation, storage, gathering and processing of natural gas and liquids for its customers.
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