Kinder Morgan begins open season for proposed pipeline

June 19, 2015 By    

Kinder Morgan Inc. launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for the proposed Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline (UMTP), which would transport liquids produced from the Utica and Marcellus shale basins to delivery points along the Texas Gulf Coast.

According to a press release, the proposed project involves the abandonment and conversion of 964 miles of natural gas service on Kinder Morgan’s existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline; the construction of about 200 miles of new pipeline from Louisiana to Texas; new storage in Ohio; and 120 miles of new laterals to provide basin connectivity.

Kinder Morgan says the $4 billion UMTP project is designed to transport propane, butanes, natural gasoline, Y-grade and condensate in batches along the system, with a maximum design capacity of 430,000 barrels per day. The pipeline, which is subject to shipper commitments and regulatory approvals, will be in service by the fourth quarter of 2018, the company says.

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Kevin Yanik was a senior editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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