Pipeline Projects Ready to Transport Marcellus N.G. and Ethane

by Duane Nichols on November 2, 2013

ATEX Pipeline Route

ATEX Pipeline To Transport Ethane in December

From Bob Downing, Akron Beacon Journal, October 31, 2013

A Texas company reported that its 1,230-mile Appalachia to Texas Pipeline will begin service in December. Enterprise Products Partners said the ATEX pipeline will carry ethane from the Utica and Marcellus shales to Texas.

The $1.2 billion pipeline was originally slated to begins ervice in early 2014. It is designed to carry 190,000 barrels per day initially and to carrry 260,000 barrels per day later.

The company also has plans to move propane via the same pipeline, beginning in early 2015. The news came from a Pittsburgh conference earlier this week.

The line runs 264.61 miles across 13 Ohio counties, entering the state on the east side at Jefferson County, passing through Harrison, Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Muskingum, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Fayette, Greene, Clinton, Warren and exiting at Butler County north of Cincinnati.

In all, the 369-mile, 20-inch diameter pipeline would extend from southwest Pennsylvania’s Washington County to Seymour, Ind., where it would connect with an existing Enterprise pipeline that runs 861 miles through Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

The existing 16-inch pipeline, which brings refined product from the Gulf Coast to Indiana, would be reversed to accommodate the new product. At the Texas end, an additional 55 miles of new pipeline would extend from Beaumont to a natural gas liquid storage complex at Mont Belvieu.


Tennessee Gas Pipeline Projects to Transport Marcellus Natural Gas

Houston, TX, Business Wire, November 1, 2013

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, placed the fully subscribed Northeast Upgrade Project (NEUP) in service on schedule November 1. The approximately $500 million project boosts capacity on TGP’s 300 Line system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by 636,000 MCF per day and provides additional takeaway capacity from the Marcellus shale area.

TGP also placed into service its approximately $65 million Marcellus Pooling Point (MPP) project as scheduled on Nov. 1. The fully subscribed project provides about 240,000 MCF/d of additional firm Marcellus transportation capacity on TGP’s pipeline system in Pennsylvania.

“We are delighted to place both the NEUP and MPP projects in service as scheduled and provide our customers with reliable, efficient pipeline service to move more Marcellus Shale natural gas to the growing northeast market,” said Natural Gas Pipelines East Region President Kimberly S. Watson. “We continue to make progress on approximately $300 million of additional TGP expansion projects that have been previously announced.”

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company and one of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America. It owns an interest in or operates more than 54,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc. Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the third largest energy company in North America with a combined enterprise value of approximately $110 billion. It owns an interest in or operates more than 82,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO(2) and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel.

NOTE: 1 Thousand Cubic Feet (MCF) of Natural Gas is equivalent to a million BTU (MMBTU) or 1 dekatherm of energy.  [BTU = British Thermal Unit].

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