About the Project

Midship is being developed to deliver a reliable supply of domestic natural gas from Oklahoma’s rapidly growing production areas to consumers predominantly in the Gulf Coast and Southeast U.S. markets. Natural gas will be delivered through the pipeline to industrial facilities, natural-gas-fired power generators, liquefaction terminals, and downstream users such as local distribution companies.

Facilities


The proposed Midship Project will consist of a roughly 200-mile-long, 36-inch diameter pipeline. The pipeline originates in Kingfisher, Okla., and will travel through six southwest Oklahoma counties, ending in Bryan County, Okla. It will be capable of transporting approximately 1.44 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of natural gas. Additional facilities include:

  • Two lateral pipelines (33 miles total) – one 30-inch diameter and the other 16-inch diameter
  • Three compressor stations totaling 114,650 horsepower (HP)
  • One booster compressor station with installed horsepower of 2,760 hp
  • 13 meter stations

See a detailed county-by-county overview of the route.

Regulatory Oversight

Natural gas pipelines are subject to a rigorous federal and state regulatory review process. The Midship project must obtain certain regulatory authorizations from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is the federal agency with primary jurisdiction over the development and construction of U.S. interstate natural gas pipelines. FERC is conducting a thorough review of the Midship project, evaluating the purpose and need, alternatives, and overall environmental and social impacts of construction and operation.

FERC and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulate the construction and operation of interstate gas transmission pipelines.

The FERC process and the permitting processes of the other federal and state agencies will provide interested stakeholders with multiple opportunities to comment on the proposed pipeline. Additionally, Midship has directly solicited and received stakeholder feedback [link to community engagement section]. Stakeholders can follow the project and access project filings and other information at www.ferc.gov; docket number: CP17-458-000.

Midship is working with all regulatory stakeholders to help ensure that the project is completed in compliance with regulations and with minimal disruption to the communities along the pipeline route and to the environment.

Additional agencies involved in reviewing and permitting the project include:

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • Oklahoma Archaeological Survey
  • Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission

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