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PHMSA approves pipeline's operation

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP’s, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, has completed remediation of the pipe anomalies on its East Texas and Southeast pipeline projects and has received authorization from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to operate these pipelines at standard operating pressures.

Rolf Gafvert, CEO of Boardwalk, said, “We have made significant progress on our pipeline anomaly remediation efforts and all of our 42″ pipeline projects can now operate at standard operating pressures. We are performing additional tests and will continue to work cooperatively with PHMSA in order to obtain the authority to operate these projects at higher operating pressures. PHMSA retains discretion on granting these additional approvals.”

The East Texas Pipeline consists of approximately 242 miles of 42-inch pipeline and originates near DeSoto Parish in western Louisiana and proceeds to Harrisville in Simpson County. The Southeast Expansion project consists of approximately 111 miles of 42-inch pipeline and originates near Harrisville and extends to an interconnect with Transcontinental Pipe Line Company in Choctaw Country, Ala.

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