With binding industrial agreements in hand, Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) and Howard Power Companions (HEP) have begun increasing their Eagle Ford Shale pure fuel transportation techniques to ship as much as 2 Bcf/d by 12 months’s finish to Gulf Coast markets.
Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline LLC and HEP’s three way partnership Dos Caminos LLC mentioned Wednesday they’d sufficient buyer assist to start the expansions. HEP operates Dos Caminos and companions within the challenge with an affiliate of Eagle Ford Midstream LP (EFM).
KMI’s Tom Dender, president of Pure Fuel Midstream, mentioned the Eagle Ford enlargement challenge, which might value the corporate round $251 million, “will likely be a vital provide hyperlink for the approaching progress being mentioned with energy mills, industrial clients and LNG exporters alongside our Texas intrastate pipeline community.”
Tejas, a Texas intrastate line, runs 3,400 miles, primarily alongside the Gulf Coast, providing agency and interruptible sale, buy, transportation and storage providers.
The Tejas enlargement would traverse 67 miles of South Texas by means of a 42-inch diameter pipeline. The enlargement would start on the current Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline compressor station close to Freer, which is about 63 miles from the Mexico border. The system would terminate on the Tejas pipeline system close to Sinton, which is about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.
A spokesperson for KMI, which strikes about 4 Bcf/d of pure fuel to the Mexico border, informed NGI, “Our shippers can have entry to a number of supply factors on our intrastate pipeline system, together with supply factors into pipelines that export to Mexico.”
In the meantime, Dos Caminos final 12 months had mentioned an enlargement was within the works. The enlargement, dubbed Spears, would include a 36-inch diameter pipeline, together with compression, treating and dehydration services.
HEP CEO Mike Howard would assist ramrod the Dos Caminos enlargement.
“Now we have an extended historical past of serving to producers in Webb County and surrounding areas discover entry to premier pure fuel markets.” the CEO mentioned. “We imagine this enlargement, along with Kinder Morgan’s enlargement, will likely be an necessary subsequent chapter in that historical past.”
The 62-mile Dos Caminos pipeline would start close to HEP’s current midstream pipelines and services in Webb County and transfer fuel to the KMTP compressor station in Freer.
HEP additionally works in Mexico, the place executives have mentioned there are big alternatives.
Along with EFM, whose 158-mile pipeline runs by means of the Eagle Ford, HEP gathers, treats and transports as much as 1 Bcf/d, which is destined for Mexico and to export liquefied pure fuel from the Gulf Coast.
As well as, HEP is co-owner, through a 50/50 partnership with Mexico’s Grupo Clisa, of Nueva Period Pipeline LLC, a 190-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline connecting the Webb County hub with the commercial middle of Monterrey, Mexico. Mexican state energy utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is the anchor shipper on Nueva Period.
For data on the Tejas enlargement, e-mail KMI’s Larry Bell, chief industrial officer for Intrastate Pipelines, or name (713) 369-8776. Info on the Dos Caminos Spears enlargement is on the market through e-mail from HEP’s Tres Peacock, industrial director, or name (210) 298-2222.
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