Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project

Pipeline solution provides takeaway capacity for prolific Permian Basin

On December 21, 2017, Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline (KMTP), DCP Midstream and an affiliate of Targa Resources Corp. announced a final investment decision to proceed with the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project (GCX Project) after having executed definitive joint venture agreements and having secured sufficient firm transportation agreements with shippers. Approximately 85 percent of the project capacity is subscribed and committed under long-term, binding transportation agreements.

Shippers that have committed to the project include the following: DCP Midstream, Targa, Apache Corporation, Pioneer Natural Resources Company and XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil. KMTP also has committed volumes that are backstopped by a long-term purchase agreement that locks in the equivalent transport fee on the pipeline.

The approximately $1.75 billion GCX Project is designed to transport up to 1.98 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas. The GCX Project Mainline portion consists of approximately 447.5 miles 42-inch pipeline originating at the Waha Hub near Coyanosa, Texas in the Permian Basin and terminating near Agua Dulce, Texas. Additionally, the Midland Lateral portion consists of approximately 50 miles of 36-inch pipeline and associated compression, connecting with the GCX Project Mainline.

The project is expected to be in service in October 2019, pending the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals. As previously announced, KMI will build, operate and own a 50 percent interest in the GCX Project, and DCP Midstream and Targa will each hold a 25 percent equity interest in the project. In addition to their transportation agreements, shipper Apache Corporation has an option to purchase up to a 15 percent equity stake in the project from Kinder Morgan.

Marketing Contacts:
Dave Grisko – (713) 369-9870
Enrique Valencia – (713) 420-5017

Media Contact:
Melissa Ruiz – (713) 369-8060

Landowner Contact:
John Towles – (800) 315-0662
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