Houston – August 15, 2005 – Gulf Coast LNG Partners, L.P. announced today that its affiliate, Point Comfort Pipeline Company, L.P., has initiated the open season for the marketing of natural gas pipeline transportation capacity on the proposed natural gas pipeline system interconnecting the planned Calhoun LNG marine receiving terminal located at the Port of Port Lavaca – Point Comfort in Calhoun County, Texas. The 30-day binding open season begins today and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. (CST) on September
The Point Comfort Pipeline will consist of 27 miles of 36-inch pipeline designed to transport one billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day of natural gas from the Calhoun LNG terminal. The pipeline will connect to the local industrial markets and to the major interstate and intrastate pipelines in the region accessing over 4 Bcf of pipeline takeaway capacity, allowing it to reach two-thirds of the natural gas consumers in the U.S. as well as Northern Mexico. The planned pipeline connections include the Channel/HPL JV Pipeline, Florida Gas Transmission, Kinder Morgan – Tejas Pipeline, Enterprise (Valero) Pipeline, Gulf South Pipeline, Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, Natural Gas Pipeline of America, Transco Pipeline, and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline.
Inquiries about the Open Season and document request should be directed to Robert Epps at the contact information listed above.
Gulf Coast LNG Partners, L.P. is a Houston-based partnership formed between Gulf Coast LNG, LLC and Haddington Energy Partners II, LP, a private equity fund managed by Haddington Ventures, LLC. Additional information about Gulf Coast Partners, L.P. and the Calhoun LNG and Point Comfort Pipeline
projects may be found at http://www.calhounlng.com