Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) is a midstream master
limited partnership that provides transportation, storage, gathering and
processing of natural gas and liquids for our customers. Through our
subsidiaries, we own and operate approximately 14,090 miles of interconnected
natural gas pipelines, directly serving customers in thirteen states and
indirectly serving customers throughout the northeastern and southeastern
United States through numerous interconnections with unaffiliated pipelines. We
also own and operate more than 435 miles of natural gas liquids (“NGLs”)
pipelines in Louisiana and Texas. In 2015, our pipeline systems transported
approximately 2.4 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas and approximately
46.6 MMBbls of NGLs. Average daily throughput on our natural gas pipeline
system during 2015 was approximately 6.7 Bcf. Our natural gas storage
facilities are comprised of 14 underground storage fields located in four
states with an aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 205 Bcf, and our
NGLs storage facilities consist of nine salt-dome caverns located in Louisiana
with an aggregate storage capacity of 24 MMBbls. We also own three salt-dome
caverns and a brine pond for use in providing brine supply services and to
support the NGLs storage operations.
We serve a broad mix of customers, including producers, local
distribution companies (LDCs), marketers, electric power generators, direct
industrial users and interstate and intrastate pipelines.
The following is a summary of each of our principal operating
Texas Gas Transmission, LLC originates in Louisiana, East Texas and Arkansas and runs north and east through Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and into Ohio, with smaller diameter lines extending into Illinois. The market area directly served by Texas Gas encompasses eight states in the South and Midwest and includes the Memphis, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; and Evansville and Indianapolis, Indiana metropolitan areas. Texas Gas also has indirect market access to the Northeast through interconnections with unaffiliated pipelines. A large portion of the gas delivered by the Texas Gas system is used for heating during the winter months, resulting in higher daily requirements during winter months.
Texas Gas owns nine natural gas storage fields, of which it owns the majority of the working and base gas. Texas Gas uses this gas to meet the operational requirements of its transportation and storage customers and the requirements of its no-notice service customers (NNS). Texas Gas also used its storage capacity to offer firm and interruptible storage services.
Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP is located along the Gulf Coast in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The on-system markets directly served by the Gulf South system are generally located in eastern Texas, Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the Florida panhandle. These markets include LDCs and municipalities located across the system, including New Orleans, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida;, and end-users located across the system, including the Baton Rouge to New Orleans industrial corridor and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Gulf South also has indirect access to off-system markets through numerous interconnections with unaffiliated interstate and intrastate pipelines and storage facilities. These pipeline interconnections provide access to markets throughout the northeastern and southeastern U.S. In January 2015, we merged out wholly-owned subsidiary, Petal Gas Storage, LLC (Petal) into Gulf South.
Gulf South has ten natural
gas storage facilities. The two natural gas storage facility located
in Bistineau, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi, have approximately 83.5
Bcf of working gas storage capacity form which Gulf South offers firm and interruptible
storage service, including NNS, and supports pipeline operations. Gulf
South also owns and operates eight high-deliverability salt-dome natural gas
storage caverns in Forrest County, Mississippi, having approximately 46 Bcf of
total storage capacity, of which approximately 29.6 Bcf is working gas
capacity and owns undeveloped land that is suitable for up to five additional
Gulf Crossing Pipeline Company LLC originates near Sherman, Texas and proceeds to the Perryville, Louisiana area. The market areas for Gulf Crossing are in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, including Florida, through interconnections with Gulf South, Texas Gas and unaffiliated pipelines.
Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream, LLC provides transportation and storage services for natural gas, NGLs and ethylene, fractionation services for NGLs, and brine supply services for producers and consumers of petrochemicals through two hubs in southern Louisiana - the Choctaw Hub in the Mississippi River Corridor area and the Sulphur Hub in the Lake Charles area. These assets provide approximately 67.1 MMBbls of salt dome storage capacity, including approximately 7.6 Bcf of working gas natural gas storage capacity; significant brine supply infrastructure; and approximately 270 miles of pipeline assets, including an extensive ethylene distribution systems. Louisiana Midstream also owns and operates the Evangeline Pipeline (Evangeline), an approximately 180-mile interstate ethylene pipeline that is capable of transporting approximately 2.6 billion pounds of ethylene per year between Port Neches, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where it interconnects with our ethylene distribution system and storage facilities at the Choctaw Hub. Throughput for Louisiana Midstream was 46.6 MMBbles for the year ended December 31, 2015.