The Carthage to Perryville pipeline is owned and operated by CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company (CEGT). The pipeline, placed in service in May 2007, created approximately 1.6 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day of pipeline capacity and has connected new domestic natural gas supplies in the East Texas area to markets in the Midwest and Northeast.
The 172-mile pipeline consists of 42-inch diameter pipe from Carthage, Texas, to Delhi, Louisiana, and three compressor stations totaling 70,000 horsepower. The pipeline connects several East Texas receiving points with CEGT's Perryville Hub and multiple interstate pipeline interconnections.
In April 2009, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized CEGT to boost the capacity of the Carthage to Perryville pipeline to approximately 1.9 Bcf per day by building two turbine compressor units at CEGT's Westdale and Vernon compressor stations in Red River and Jackson Parishes, Louisiana. In 2010, the fourth phase of the Expansion was completed and placed in service.