Project Overview

Midla-Natchez Pipeline

American Midstream (Midla), LLC has been working with local governments, local gas companies, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and others to replace the existing 1920s vintage Midla pipeline with a new pipeline, the Midla-Natchez pipeline, in order to provide safe, reliable transport of natural gas.

In December 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted American Midstream (Midla), LLC authorization to construct and operate the proposed Midla-Natchez pipeline. The Midla-Natchez pipeline will extend approximately 52 miles from Winnsboro, Louisiana, to Natchez, Mississippi, with approximately 80 percent of the pipeline expected to remain on or along existing rights-of-way. It will have additional capacity to serve industrial growth in these areas.

Public safety is our number one priority. The Midla-Natchez pipeline will be constructed and operated using modern techniques and state-of-the-art technology. We are excited to start a new chapter in Midla’s long history of providing natural gas transportation service to our customers in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Project Timeline

1920s Original Midla pipeline constructed
Winter / Spring 2013 - 2014 Initial customer discussions to evaluate service alternatives
May - December 2014 American Midstream (Midla), LLC, its customers, shippers, and the Louisiana and Mississippi Public Service Commissions participate in settlement discussions with the FERC to address future service requirements
December 2014 American Midstream (Midla), LLC files uncontested Settlement at the FERC. Key elements of the Settlement include:
  • Construction of a new pipeline from near Winnsboro, LA to near Natchez, MS
  • Proposed Midla-Natchez 12” pipeline will have additional capacity to serve new customers
  • Proposed Midla-Natchez pipeline expected to provide safe and reliable service
  •  April 2015FERC approves uncontested Settlement
    June 2015 American Midstream (Midla), LLC filed with the FERC for authorization to construct the Midla-Natchez pipeline (7(c) Application)
    December 2015 FERC grants American Midstream (Midla), LLC a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity” to construct and operate the Midla-Natchez pipeline
    Late Winter/ Spring / Summer 2016* Target period to construct the Midla-Natchez pipeline
    Late 2016* Target date to have the Midla-Natchez pipeline in-service

    *Subject to FERC and other governmental agency approvals and may change.