Enbridge wins approval to commence Venice extension pipeline project


Canadian energy company Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Transmission subsidiary has received approval to commence service of a natural gas pipeline associated with its Venice extension project in Louisiana, Reuters reports.

The Venice extension was designed to supply gas to Venture Global LNG’s Plaquemines liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Louisiana, which is under construction and expected to enter service between 2024 and 2026.

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said it granted Texas Eastern’s March 26 request to commence service of the 3-mile, 36-inch Venice extension pipeline. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has said the Venice extension would have a capacity of around 1.3 billion cubic feet per day and cost about $500 million. Read more.