Thursday, September 3, 2009

Energy Transfer Partners completes Texas, Colorado pipelines

DALLAS - Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. announced on Aug. 31 the completion of the 160-mile Texas Independence Pipeline. This new natural gas pipeline increases the Partnership`s take away capacity in Texas by an incremental 1.1 billion cubic feet per day.
Energy Transfer operates the largest intrastate pipeline system in Texas, with nearly 8,000 miles of pipeline in the state.
Energy Transfer has also completed the Rulison expansion project in Colorado.
The 42-inch Texas Independence natural gas pipeline serves the Bossier and
Barnett Shale natural gas resource plays in east and north central Texas.
Originating just west of Maypearl, Texas, and ending near Henderson, Texas, the
Texas Independence Pipeline connects the Partnership`s existing central and
north Texas infrastructure to its east Texas pipeline network. With the addition
of compression, the project may be expanded to transport natural gas volumes in
excess of 1.75 billion cubic feet per day.
"The completion of the Texas Independence Pipeline is another exciting milestone for us as it is our third 42-inch natural gas pipeline in Texas that allows
natural gas from Waha, the Barnett Shale and Bossier Sands to reach markets
throughout east and southeast Texas," said Roy Patton, senior vice president -
commercial, Energy Transfer Partners. "While we continue to build necessary
infrastructure in the Fort Worth Basin, our efforts remain equally focused on
expanding our system into other emerging natural gas fields, including the
Fayetteville and Haynesville, where previously announced pipeline projects
proceed as scheduled. We want to take our leadership position in the Barnett
Shale and leverage that in these new areas in order to continue to offer our
customers the unparalleled market access they have come to expect from us."
The Rulison expansion project includes the 10-mile, 24-inch Rulison pipeline and
the Holmes Mesa compressor station in Garfield County, Colo. These projects
are designed to increase the capacity of the Partnership`s South Parachute -
Rifle pipeline system. The project will also create a new outlet for producers
to access the Meeker processing plant at the White River Hub.
The Rulison pipeline will initially add more than 70 million cubic feet per day
of capacity, with the ability to expand to more than 200 million cubic feet per
day in the future. The Holmes Mesa compressor station has more than 9,000
horsepower of compression.

No comments:

Post a Comment