September 10, 2008

SESH Begins Service on Portion of Pipeline System From Perryville Hub

Southeast Supply Header, an equal-stake joint venture between Spectra Energy and CenterPoint Energy, has received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval and has began service on a portion of its pipeline system, from the Perryville Hub in Delhi, Louisiana, to Florida Gas Transmission's interconnect at Lucedale, Mississippi.

The portion of the pipeline placed into service represents 78% or 213 miles, of the 270-mile, 36-inch and 42-inch diameter pipeline. The entire pipeline extends from CenterPoint Energy's Perryville hub to the Gulfstream Natural Gas System pipeline system at Coden, Alabama.

When the Southeast Supply Header (SESH) pipeline is in full service, it will transport up to one billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from the onshore supply basin of northern Louisiana to premium southeast markets.

The SESH facilities include three mainline compressor stations and two booster compressor stations. Along its route, the SESH pipeline will interconnect with several major pipelines serving the eastern US and have access to several storage facilities.