Making a connection
to key resources
Capacity: ~1.1 Bcf/d
Distance: 200 miles
Diameter: 36″ pipeline
In service: 2020
Safety: More than 200 bcf of natural gas has safely moved through the pipeline within the first year of operation.
Public awareness: As a result of ongoing communication, damage prevention, and public awareness efforts, Midship has suffered zero third-party damage to the pipeline.
The Midship pipeline is owned by Midship Pipeline Company, LLC, a company in which Cheniere has an equity investment. This nearly 200-mile, 36-inch diameter natural gas pipeline beginning in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma and terminating near Bennington, Oklahoma. The pipeline connects gas production from the STACK and SCOOP plays in Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin to growing Gulf Coast and Southeast markets via deliveries to existing pipelines. The Midship pipeline was placed in service in April 2020 and continues to operate safely and reliably.
Midship developed the baseline pipeline route in November 2016 and then began to discuss the route with landowners, agencies, tribes, and other stakeholders. In addition, Midship estimates participating in thousands of unique engagements since the beginning of the project, including public safety workshops, public presentations, community open houses, landowner and stakeholder meetings, briefings with local, state, federal officials and more. Midship performed civil, biological, and cultural resource surveys along the route. As a result of environmental and engineering investigations and stakeholder outreach efforts, Midship decided to make twelve route variations to avoid or minimize certain impacts.
Pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of transporting natural gas and petroleum products according to National Transportation Safety Board statistics. The pipeline is monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 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 Midship pipeline representative may be required at the job site to monitor activity and help determine an appropriate digging method. Alert Midship if work crews will be crossing the right-of-way with motorized equipment or vehicles.