Tennessee Gas Pipeline Places 300 Line Project in Service
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (“Tennessee”), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., plans to increase the capacity of its
300 Line to transport new diversified natural gas supplies, including newly accessed Appalachian and Marcellus shale
gas to serve the growing demand for
interstate natural gas transmission service
in the northeastern United States. The
300 Line Project (“Project”) involves the installation of seven looping segments in Pennsylvania and New Jersey totaling
approximately 127 miles of 30-inch pipeline, and the addition of approximately 55,000 horsepower (“HP”) following the installation of two new compressor stations and upgrades at seven existing compressor stations. The additional HP will be constructed at two new compressor stations to be located in northwestern Pennsylvania, at two existing compressor stations in Pennsylvania, and at an existing compressor station in New Jersey. Additionally Tennessee will upgrade or restage compressors at three existing
stations. At the same time, to capture
efficiencies and increase reliability, Tennessee will be replacing HP at four of the previously mentioned existing compressor stations.
Upon completion, Tennessee expects that the Project
will increase natural gas delivery capacity in the region by
approximately 350,000 dekatherms per day. The Project would provide access to diversified natural gas supplies from Gulf Coast, Appalachian, Rockies, and Marcellus Shale supply areas, and gas deliveries to points along the 300 Line path and into various interconnections with other pipelines in northern
New Jersey, as well as an existing delivery point in White Plains, New York.
To minimize impacts from construction, the planned pipeline route will generally follow an existing Tennessee pipeline corridor wherever practicable. Tennessee expects its
construction efforts will meet or exceed all applicable local, state, and federal regulatory safety requirements and
Tennessee held the original open season for this Project in 2008, with a second open season in 2009, and executed a binding precedent agreement with one shipper for the full capacity of the Project. In November 2008, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) granted Tennessee’s request to use the Commission’s pre-filing procedures for the Project, and Tennessee participated in that process, including hosting open houses and submitting draft environmental reports, through July 2009. In July 2009, Tennessee filed an application
with the Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Commission, which certificate was issued in May 2010. Tennessee has received all necessary federal, state, and local permits for the Project, which has
allowed Tennessee to start construction activities for the Project. Tennessee has conducted an extensive outreach process for the Project, which begin very early in the Project development stage and continued throughout the Commission pre-filing and certificate processes. These outreach efforts are ongoing and will continue through the in-service date of the Project, which is anticipated to be in November 2011.
Tennessee has been serving the northeastern United States for more than fifty years. The success of this Project will continue to build upon Tennessee’s long tradition of
providing reliable energy service to the region. The Project will support Tennessee’s commitment to serve growing markets with safe and reliable deliveries of natural gas.
Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company (based on enterprise value) in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 75,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. We also store or handle a variety of products and materials at our terminals such as gasoline, jet fuel, ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. For more information, visit www.kindermorgan.com.