DTE Midstream begins delivering test gas through 150 mile LEAP gathering system

Published on July 30, 2020 by Chris Galford

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The Gulf Coast will soon benefit from DTE Mainstream’s Louisiana Energy Access Project (LEAP), a 150 mile gathering service that stretches to Louisiana’s Haynesville Basin, which is scheduled to enter service on Aug. 1, 2020.

Test gas currently flows through that system. Originally part of Momentum Midstream, the project was gained through DTE’s fourth quarter 2019 acquisition of that company’s Louisiana assets. DTE Midstream is a non-utility business of DTE Energy dedicated to natural gas storage, pipeline and gathering throughout the Midwest, Appalachia, Northeast and Ontario.

“This is an extraordinary project that not only connects a world-class resource basin to the Gulf Coast, a growing domestic demand center, but also helps to meet international demand for clean and reliable natural gas through U.S. LNG export facilities,” David Slater, president and COO of DTE Midstream, said. “DTE Midstream has a reputation for safety and timely project completion and the team came through again – ahead of schedule and under budget.”

LEAP boasts a capacity of 1 billion cubic feet per day, though DTE notes that it is capable of large economic expansion. The service is fully contracted under long-term, demand charge agreements.