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Office of Conservation >> Pipeline Division >> Pipeline Operations Program

Pipeline Operations Program

James Mergist
Director

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voice  (225) 342-5585
AFTER HOURS  (225) 342-5505
FAX     (225) 342-5529

Physical Address
Office of Conservation-11th Floor
Pipeline Division
617 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
70802

Postal Address
Office of Conservation
Pipeline Division
P.O. Box 94275
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
70804-9275

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The Pipeline Operations Program regulates the construction, acquisition, abandonment and interconnection of natural gas pipelines, as well as, the transportation and use of natural gas supplies.

Louisiana: Pipeline to the Nation

The State of Louisiana has been regulating the operations of intrastate natural gas transporters since 1974. At that time there were only 15 intrastate transporter companies, whereas we have had as many as 100 and today there are almost 75.

Louisiana's integrated system of pipelines are an important factor in it's economy. The State has close to 50,000 miles of pipelines. This integrated system of pipelines criss-cross very major highway, railroad and navigable waterway in Louisiana. The greatest pipeline mileage is in the 19 parishes located on or near the Gulf of Mexico which is nearest to the major oil and gas production areas.

The Louisiana natural gas market and pipeline matrix has experienced tremendous growth in the last 40 years. Our major universities and other commercial users now purchase natural gas on the open market. Many of our cities and towns belong to the Louisiana Municipal Gas Purchasing Authority that buys gas for it's members on a monthly basis.

The Louisiana intrastate natural gas pipeline system has provided natural gas reserves to most all parts of the nation through interconnections with interstate pipelines. With the introduction of the "Henry Hub", our pipelines can provide natural gas to almost anyone in the United States.

 
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