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Energy Transfer Partners Announces Open Season for the Tiger Pipeline Project

February 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM EST
Pipeline to Provide Takeaway Capacity from the East Texas Carthage Hub Area and the Haynesville Shale Play

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2009-- Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) today launched a binding open season to solicit market participation in its recently announced Tiger Pipeline project, an approximately 180-mile, 42-inch new interstate natural gas pipeline that will connect to ETP’s dual 42-inch pipeline system near Carthage, Texas, extend through the Haynesville Shale and end near Delhi, Louisiana, with interconnects to at least seven interstate pipelines at various points in Louisiana.

ETC Tiger Pipeline, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, is seeking binding bids from interested customers for contract terms of 10 years or longer. The open season will run from February 20, 2009 through March 20, 2009. Those interested in obtaining more information on the open season may contact Luke Fletcher at (210) 403-6492 or, or Lee Hanse at (210) 403-6455 or Information is also available at

The Tiger Pipeline is anticipated to have an initial throughput capacity of at least 1.25 billion cubic feet per day, which may be increased to 2.0 billion cubic feet per day based on the results of the open season. ETP has a 15-year commitment from Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. for firm transportation capacity of approximately 1.0 billion cubic feet per day.

When completed, the Tiger Pipeline will provide takeaway capacity from the increasingly constrained Carthage Hub area in East Texas. The Carthage Hub area receives large volumes of natural gas from several producing basins in Texas, including the Barnett Shale and Bossier Sands basins as well as from the Permian Basin in West Texas. The Tiger Pipeline will also provide takeaway capacity from the rapidly expanding Haynesville Shale play in East Texas and Northern Louisiana. Subject to receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals, the Tiger Pipeline is expected to be in service in the first half of 2011.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ETP) is a publicly traded partnership owning and operating a diversified portfolio of energy assets. ETP has pipeline operations in Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Utah, and owns the largest intrastate pipeline system in Texas. ETP’s natural gas operations include intrastate natural gas gathering and transportation pipelines, natural gas treating and processing assets and three natural gas storage facilities located in Texas. These assets include approximately 14,600 miles of intrastate pipeline in service, with approximately 250 miles of intrastate pipeline under construction. In addition, ETP owns 2,450 miles of interstate pipeline in service, with approximately 250 miles of interstate pipeline under construction. ETP is also one of the three largest retail marketers of propane in the United States, serving more than one million customers across the country.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) is a publicly traded partnership, which owns the general partner of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and approximately 62.5 million ETP limited partner units.

The information contained in this press release is available on our website at

Source: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

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Energy Transfer
Brent Ratliff, 214-981-0700
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