Lone Star Project
On August 19, 2016, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its Lone Star Project (Project). TGP previously signed a binding, 20-year precedent agreement with Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC to transport 300,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas from an existing receipt point on TGP's system to a new point of interconnection with Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline, L.P. on TGP’s 100 Line in San Patricio County, Texas.
The Project is designed to provide incremental, firm transportation capacity into the Texas market. The approximately $132 million Project includes the construction of two new compressor stations, one to be located in Jackson County, Texas, and the other to be located in San Patricio County, Texas.
The Project is expected to generate approximately 290 construction jobs at its peak. The positive economic impact of construction of the Project would be significant as workers will generally reside locally and rely upon nearby businesses, housing and support services during the construction period.
Multiple federal, state, and local agencies will be involved with the approval and oversight of the Project, including the FERC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Texas Railroad Commission, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Jackson and San Patricio County Floodplain Administrations.