Capacity for gas pipeline in central Mississippi increased
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 19,2009
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., has received authorization from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to increase the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) on specific requested segments of three major natural gas pipelines that it operates from .72 to .8 design.
This authorization enables the Kinder Morgan Louisiana, Midcontinent Express and Rockies Express pipelines to serve their full current contracted capacity levels.
The 500-mile Midcontinent Express Pipeline (MEP) originates in Southeast Oklahoma, crosses Northeast Texas, North Louisiana, Central Mississippi and ends in Alabama. MEP will increase to the .8 design MAOP on approximately 267 miles of Zone 1 from Paris, Texas, to Delhi, La. This will boost firm deliverable capacity to 1.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day on that portion of the pipeline. MEP’s Zone 2 extends from Delhi to Transcontinental Pipe Line’s Station 85 in Butler, Ala., and has a current capacity of nearly one Bcf per day.
The pipeline’s capacity, including expansions that have been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is fully subscribed with long-term binding commitments from creditworthy shippers.
MEP is a joint venture of KMP and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- PSC unanimously rejects Entergy-ITC proposed merger
- IKE TROTTER: There are primary changes in Social Security for 2014
- Company mulling plan to build new pipeline
- Omega Protein shifting vessels to Mississippi
- Conservator: Schools had too many employees
- Bankrupt Simply Wheelz chooses prevailing bidder for assets
- Study says state sacrificing billions of dollars, 20,000 jobs in refusing Medicaid expansion
- Tennessee-based manufacturer sites plant in industrial park
- Mars Food to celebrate 35 years in Port City