Houston-based midstream giant Kinder Morgan received a spot of good news today in the form of a FERC thumbs-up to begin construction on the company’s $143 million Acadiana Natural Gas Project. Reese Energy Consulting is following the latest from KM, which looks to boost capacity on its 135-mile Louisiana Pipeline System by 894 MMCFD from its current capacity of 2.2 BCFD. The system includes two pipelines that terminate at Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG complex in Cameron Parish, La., the largest LNG export terminal in the nation. Cheniere currently reserves about 145 MMCFD of pipeline capacity on KM’s Louisiana system. Not coincidently, KM’s completion of the Acadiana project is slated for completion about the same time Cheniere’s sixth train at Sabine Pass is scheduled for service in 2Q 2022. The company will add three 31,900 hp compressor units for a total of five, as well as multiple auxiliary facilities. KM in August announced commercial service of the 10th and final train at Ga.’s Elba Island LNG export terminal.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. The company specializes in owning and controlling oil and gas pipelines and terminals. Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates approximately 85,000 miles of pipelines and 152 terminals.