KM’s Gulf Coast Southbound Expansion Approved
Looks like Houston-based Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Southbound project has legs. FERC folks recently approved the company’s plan to expand compression by 300,000 Dth/d on its NGPL interstate pipeline interconnects that move gas supplies from Ill., Ark., and Texas to markets on the Gulf Coast. Completion of Phase II is expected in mid-2021. Meanwhile, KM is soliciting interest for Phase III of the project, which would provide for 260,000 Dth/d of transportation service on NGPL’s system in Ill., and Iowa.
EagleClaw Set to Soar Cleaner
Midland, Texas-based EagleClaw is the latest midstreamer to join 23 others in a collective goal to reduce methane emissions to 1% or less of their natural gas production. ONE Future, a coalition formed in 2014, is comprised of some of the nation’s largest natural gas producers and transmission and distribution companies operating in 11 of the 19 U.S. production basins. As a member, EagleClaw will secure a board seat and report its 2019 methane results as part of the Gathering & Boosting and Processing sectors within the coalition. EagleClaw is the largest private gas processor in the Delaware sub-basin with 1,320 MMCFD of capacity and more than 1,300 miles of pipelines.
Good News in the Bakken
In case you missed our LinkedIn post, two new pipeline projects have been given the thumbs up by N.D., regulators. On the heels of its launch of the Elk Creek NGL line last December, Tulsa-based ONEOK is now approved to build the Williams County NGL Pipeline. The 75-mile, 90,000 BPD pipeline will originate at the Hess Tioga Gas Plant also in Williams County and extend to an interconnection near ONEOK’s Stateline-to-Review NGL Pipeline. Project completion is expected at year end.
Also given the green light is Plano, Texas-based Denbury Resources, which plans to build an 18-mile carbon dioxide pipeline to support the company’s EOR operations. The Denbury line will be only the second of its kind in the state. The company says it will source CO2 from ExxonMobil’s Shute Creek Gas Plant and Conoco’s Lost Cabin Gas Plant in Wyo., where it then will travel via several pipelines to Denbury’s N.D. segment. With more than 750 miles of CO2 pipelines in the Rocky Mountain and Gulf Coast regions, Denbury injects more than 3 million tons per year of industrial CO2.
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