Creole Trail Pipeline

94
Miles
1.5Bcf/​d
Daily capacity

Quick facts

Capacity: ~1.5 Bcf/​d
Distance:
94 miles
Diameter:
42″ pipeline
Flow direction: Bidirectional
In service:
2008 

Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., owns the Creole Trail Pipeline, a bidirectional, 94-mile, 42-inch pipeline connecting the Sabine Pass LNG facility with a number of large interstate pipelines. The Creole Trail Pipeline was placed into service in spring 2008 and runs easterly approximately 16 miles from Sabine Pass LNG to Johnson Bayou, and then northeasterly for an additional 78 miles. The Creole Trail Pipeline is interconnected with Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation (Transco), Texas Eastern Gas Transmission (TETCO), Trunkline Gas Company (Trunkline) and the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America.

Creole Trail pipeline map

Safety

Pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of transporting natural gas and petroleum products according to National Transportation Safety Board statistics. Cheniere monitors our pipeline facilities from our Gas Control Center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn and always follow your state’s one-call laws and best practices. To help maintain the integrity of pipelines and their rights-of-way, it is essential that pipeline and facility neighbors follow the guidelines listed below to help ensure the continued safe transmission of natural gas through the pipeline. Here’s what you can do: 

  • Become familiar with the pipelines and facilities in the area (marker signs, fence signs, etc.) and record the operator name and contact information. 
  • Be aware of any unusual or suspicious activities taking place within or near the pipeline right-of-way or pipeline facility and report to the pipeline operator and local law enforcement. 
  • Report pipeline emergencies immediately to our gas control center at (877) 375-5002 or call 911.

The following are considered methods that may decrease the likelihood of damage to the pipeline during excavation:

  • Hand and soft digging
  • Vacuum excavation methods
  • Use of pneumatic hand tools

A Cheniere pipeline representative may be required at the job site to monitor activity and help determine an appropriate digging method. Alert Cheniere if work crews will be crossing the right-of-way with motorized equipment or vehicles.

Call before you dig

Never guess where a pipeline is located. Call before you dig, because even relatively minor excavation activities like landscaping or fencing can cause damage to a pipeline, its protective casing and/​or buried utility lines. A free call to your state’s one-call center or 811 at least 48 hours before starting any work is all it takes. One of our trained technicians will mark the location of our pipeline at no cost to you. For your safety, always follow instructions given to you by our technicians.

If you accidentally damage or hit a Cheniere pipeline, regardless of how minor the contact may seem, call us immediately at (877) 375-5002 so we can assess the damage. 

Emergency response officials

Cheniere is fully committed to working with all first responders and emergency response officials along our pipeline to ensure that response to any pipeline emergency is prompt, efficient, effective and safe. Pipeline field technicians can be rapidly mobilized to respond on scene to pipeline emergencies while our Houston technical support staff is always available to provide centralized support. In addition, Cheniere provides emergency response officials information about our emergency response plans and capabilities. To request our emergency response information, please provide your full contact information, including the agency you represent and send an email to Cheniere at PipelineOperations@Cheniere.com.