The DeLa Express Pipeline Project, a proposed natural gas pipeline, would extend across the Lone Star State, including Central Texas, into Louisiana.

The project is being proposed by DeLa Express LLC, an affiliate of Moss Lake Partners LP.

The proposed 690-mile interstate long-haul pipeline project would transport approximately two billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from West Texas to East Texas and Louisiana.

On April 15, 2024, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted DeLa Express’ request to participate in FERC’s pre-filing review process. DeLa Express plans to file its application with FERC in February 2025. With that deadline in mind, the company is embarking on a tour of Texas to gather feedback from landowners in potentially affected areas.

“People can expect us to take their comments into consideration as we work to finalize our route and finalize our application to reflect those comments,” says Chris Thiele, senior vice president of DeLa Express LLC.

The proposed pipeline will extend from the Permian Basin, beginning at a point in Loving County, Texas, to an end point in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. It will pass through a total of 27 Texas counties, with nine compressor stations proposed for construction. This includes one station in Central Texas in Coryell County.

Todd Westerfeld and his family have owned land in Moody since the late ’90s, and he was one of the first in line at Moody’s Bammie Moore Hall, where the energy company held an open house to meet one-on-one with landowners.

Westerfeld told KWTX that his family is no stranger to these types of projects, but they’re not used to companies taking an interest in landowner feedback so early in the process.

“It’s nice to see with this one that we’re getting that engagement so early on. I think it looks like it’s still four years down the road, give or take, and it’s nice that they’re doing the early stuff of communication.