Bridgeline Gas Pipeline

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Bridgeline Gas Pipeline is a system of natural gas pipelines in Louisiana.[1]


The Bridgeline Gas Pipeline system runs from Larose, LA, to numerous connection points in the state, including the Henry Natural Gas Hub in Erath, LA, and Johnsons Bayou, LA.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Enlink Midstream
  • Current capacity: 920 Million cubic feet per day
  • Proposed capacity: Million cubic feet per day
  • Length: 985 miles / 1585 km
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2000


Bridgeline Holdings was created as a joint venture of Enron and Texaco in 2000 to run the Bridgeline Pipeline.[2] Bridgeline Pipeline's purpose was to combine pipeline and storage facilities in southern Louisiana.[3] In 2004, Targa Resources acquired 40% of Bridgeline Holdings as a result of the Enron bankruptcy sale.[4] In 2005, this 40% share was acquired by Chevron from Targa.[5]

Global Impact

The Bridgeline Pipeline's connection to the Henry Natural Gas Hub in Erath, LA, makes it a key part of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters' strategy to shift from regional to global markets for natural gas.[6] “The U.S. is going to be the price setter for the majority of the freely traded market,” said Peter Keavey, global head of energy at CME, in an August 17, 2017 article in the Wall Street Journal. “You’re exporting the Henry Hub benchmark to the rest of the world.”[6]

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