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DT Midstream Keeps LEAP Expansion on Track

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DT Midstream (DTM) is making quick progress on the company’s LEAP expansion, adding more pipeline to move gas to market in the ArkLaTex Basin.


On December 6, DTM announced early mechanical completion of Phase 2 of LEAP. The high-pressure gathering line transports Haynesville gas from northwestern Louisiana to the state’s Gulf Coast, where several LNG export projects are under construction. With the Phase 2 progress, DTM plans to make 400 MMcf/d of new capacity available for firm service on January 1, 2024.

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DTM has been bringing on LEAP ahead of the project timeline. DTM began Phase 1 (+300 MMcf/d) at the start of September ‘23, two months ahead of schedule, and the new capacity filled immediately (see chart). The start of Phase 2 will bring the total capacity of LEAP to 1.7 Bcf/d. The company expects to start service on the Phase 3 expansion (+200 MMcf/d) in 3Q24.


In addition to LEAP, DTM is working on two other infrastructure projects in the Haynesville. A new 1 Bcf/d interconnect between LEAP and TC Energy’s (TRP) Gillis Access project will expand LEAP’s market connectivity to 3.6 Bcf/d along the Louisiana LNG corridor, with optionality to supply various LNG projects in the region.


DTM is also building a 400 MMcf/d supply interconnect to the Blue Union gathering system with a third-party processing plant near Carthage, TX. Blue Union is in the process of expanding to 2.6 Bcf/d by 1Q24. The system is currently flowing ~1.7 Bcf/d, meaning there is ample spare capacity to connect new customers. – Oren Pilant Tickers: DTM, TRP.





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