Houston-based Gemini Midstream Holdings LLC will build a new natural gas pipeline system in the Harrison and Panola counties of Texas that can transport over 1.2 Bcf/d of dry gas into the Carthage, Texas, area.
The Gemini Carthage pipeline, which is expected to begin operations in the first quarter of 2019, would initially serve natural gas produced by oil and gas company Rockcliff Energy II LLC from over 180,000 surface acres of dedication, according to a Dec. 18 release. The acreage dedication would increase total gross acreage dedications to Gemini Midstream to more than 260,000 surface acres across east Texas and north Louisiana.
Gemini Midstream is also seeking customers for the proposed Gemini Gulf Coast pipeline, which would run from Carthage to the Beaumont area in Orange County, Texas. The pipeline would carry over 1.5 Bcf/d of natural gas from the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas, or Arklatex, region to premium markets along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast.
Gemini Midstream acquires and develops upstream-oriented gathering and processing assets and end-user focused downstream infrastructure, with a core asset base in the Haynesville shale play. It is backed by Quantum Energy Partners LLC, which made financial commitments to fund the company's growth initiatives in the Arklatex region, including the Gemini Gulf Coast pipeline's development.