Gulf XPress (GXP)

Project Resources  

Project Updates  

CPG has submitted an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on April 29, 2016, for a certificate of public convenience and necessity. This application seeks authorization and approval for the construction of GXP Project. The application and all associated documentation can be accessed via the FERC Docket Library by referencing Docket Number: CP16-361

FERC Resources

Open House Events

Open Houses provide landowners, local officials and other interested parties an opportunity to learn more about GXP directly from CPG representatives. Open Houses for GXP were held in each state on the following dates:

Mississippi: February 23- 24, 2016
Tennessee: March 2 - 3, 2016
Kentucky: March 15 – 17, 2016

Contact Us

For more information about the Gulf XPress project, please contact Angela Braun, Manager, Community Relations and Stakeholder Outreach at

General questions or comments may also be submitted toll free to our landowner hotline at (888) 499-3450.

Broadening the Reach of Appalachian Supply

Columbia Pipeline Group is proposing to construct seven new midpoint compressor stations along the existing Columbia pipeline system in Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.

This infrastructure improvement will allow for the safe transportation of low-cost natural gas from the Appalachian supply region to southern markets. The additional transmission of 875 MDth per day of natural gas will create new gas-on-gas competition for thousands of home and business end-users served by the Columbia Gulf pipeline system.

Project Components

Compressor stations are above ground facilities containing equipment that help move natural gas through our interstate pipelines. Natural gas pressure gradually moderates from one compressor station to another according to the distance in-between. Factors like friction and changes in elevation also require natural gas to be compressed periodically as it progresses through our system and is delivered to our customers. The size and number of compressor stations needed depends on many factors including the pipeline’s diameter, the volume of gas being transported and the type of terrain being crossed.

Gulf XPress (GXP) proposed compressor station locations:

  • Morehead, KY
  • Paint Lick, KY
  • Goodluck, KY
  • Cane Ridge, TN
  • Clifton Junction, TN
  • New Albany, MS
  • Holcomb, MS

Working With Communities

Public input is a critical part of the proposed Gulf XPress Project. In addition to providing project details to landowners, local officials, the news media and others, Columbia Gulf Transmission will host informational sessions where members of the public can interact with our team of project engineers and environmental specialists.

Commitment to Safety

Safely and efficiently delivering energy to our customers is a source of pride for Columbia. Through more than a century of operating experience and technological advancement, our companies and partners in the natural gas pipeline industry have developed one of the safest and most reliable energy transportation networks in the world.

CPG construction and operations meet or exceed the comprehensive federal pipeline safety program standards implemented by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). Specially trained employees monitor the performance of all CPG system facilities and pipelines 24-hours-per-day from our Charleston, West Virginia, Gas Control Center. Experienced pipeline integrity engineers oversee CPG’s continuous inspection program, which includes the use of state-of-the-art internal inspection devices called "smart pigs" that travel through our pipeline infrastructure.