Cheniere’s $1B Midship line to boost Oklahoma production

Houston-based natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy last week continued its efforts to gain support for its $1 billion Midship Pipeline, designed to flow Oklahoma natural gas to Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas terminal in west Louisiana, where it will be exported.

The planned 200-mile pipeline is expected to stretch from Kingfisher County to Bryan County, transporting natural gas from the STACK and SCOOP fields to Cheniere's existing pipeline infrastructure, Oklahoma City's Daily Oklahoman newspaper reported.

From Bryan County, the natural gas will be sent to the Louisiana Gulf Coast and Sabine Pass, Kallanish Energy reports.

The company filed a formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in May and is working through the permitting process. Construction is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2018, and the pipeline is expected to come online in late 2018 or early 2019, Cheniere said.

Midship is expected to transport natural gas from several of the state's most active producers. Devon Energy, Marathon Oil, Cimarex Energy and Gulfport Corp. have pledged to use the line and are the four charter shippers on the project, the Daily Oklahoman reported.