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2023 U.S. gas pipelines: Key intrastate & interstate highlights

In 2023, the landscape of the U.S. natural gas pipeline infrastructure witnessed notable developments, with a discernible surge in intrastate pipeline capacity. 

Here is a breakdown, presented by the EIA, of the major intrastate and interstate pipelines that marked this year, showing their importance and the role they play in meeting regional and national energy demands.

Intrastate natural gas pipelines:

Enterprise Products Partners Acadian Haynesville Extension:

  • Capacity: 0.4 Bcf/d

  • Focus: Supplies gas from Haynesville, Louisiana to Gulf Coast markets.

  • Kinder Morgan Eagle Ford Project:

  • Capacity: 2.0 Bcf/d

  • Route: From Freer to Sinton, Texas, connecting Eagle Ford to Gulf Coast markets.

  • DTE Midstream's Louisiana Energy Access Project (LEAP) Expansion Phases 1 and 2:

  • Capacity: Combined 0.7 Bcf/d

  • Enhancements: Looping and compression to move gas from Haynesville to the Gulf Coast.

  • Kinder Morgan Permian Highway Pipeline Expansion:

  • Capacity: 0.6 Bcf/d

  • Function: Transports gas from the Permian Basin to Gulf Coast and Mexico.

  • Howard Energy Partners (HEP) Spears Expansion Project:

  • Capacity: 1.0 Bcf/d

  • Path: From Webb County to Freer, Texas, linking Eagle Ford to Gulf Coast.

  • WhiteWater Midstream Whistler Pipeline Expansion:

  • Capacity: 0.5 Bcf/d

  • Purpose: Moves gas from the Permian Basin to Agua Dulce, Texas, with Gulf Coast connections.

Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines:

  • TC Energy's North Baja Expansion:

  • Focus: Transports gas from the Permian Basin to Arizona, California, and Mexico.

  • TC Energy's Alberta Xpress Project:

  • Capacity: 0.2 Bcf/d

  • Enhancement: New compressor in Louisiana on the ANR pipeline, moving gas from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast.

  • Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) East 300 Upgrade:

  • Capacity: 0.1 Bcf/d

  • Upgrades: New compressors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on TGP's Line 300 system.

  • WBI Energy Transmission's Grasslands South Expansion:

  • Capacity: 0.1 Bcf/d

  • Addition: A 15-mile lateral in North Dakota for Bakken gas transport to Wyoming.

These additions and expansions reflect the dynamic nature of the U.S. energy infrastructure, meeting evolving demands and ensuring the efficient distribution of natural gas across the nation.

2023 U.S. gas pipelines: Key intrastate & interstate highlights
2023 U.S. gas pipelines: Key intrastate & interstate highlights

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