Kinder Morgan Explores California Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Explores California PipelineKinder Morgan Energy Partners is conducting a binding open season to discover industry involvement from the roll-beyond Kinder Morgan Freedom Pipeline, an oil pipeline to support crude for that Permian Basin of West Texas to refineries in California. The Kinder Morgan Freedom Pipeline may be the only westbound petroleum pipeline proposed on the Permian Basin. It might transport crude for the Wink-Midland, Texas area to anticipated intrastate pipeline interconnection locations near Emidio and Pentland, California, the electricity company said inside the statement. The pipeline would’ve a short capacity approximately 277,000 barrels daily, relative to current plans.

The project includes three major components:

1. Conversion to petroleum service of around 740 miles of existing gas pipeline, too reactivating lines and construction of latest crude pipeline and pumping stations.

2. Construction close to 22 miles of recent pipeline for interconnections in California and 200 possibly even miles of pipeline between Wink and El Paso, Texas.

3. Construction of tank facilities in Wink and Midland, Texas, and at the points of delivery in California.

The original phase with the project, construction of petroleum facilities and gas replacement facilities owned by Kinder Morgan affiliate El Paso Gas Company, could choose June 2015. The 1,025-mile pipeline construction can come from your late fourth quarter of 2016.

To get familiar with outside season, parties require executed and delivered a confidentiality agreement and nomination interesting to Kinder Morgan within the enclose the open season, at 5 p.m. CDT, May 2, 2013.