El Paso Gas Pipeline

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El Paso Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline.[1]

Location

The pipeline brings natural gas from the Permian Basin in Texas and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado to West Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, California, and Arizona.

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Project Details

  • Operator: El Paso Natural Gas
  • Owner: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners[1]
  • Capacity: 5600 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d)
  • Length: miles / km
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1997

Background

The El Paso Natural Gas (EPNG) pipeline system is owned by Kinder Morgan.[2] In addition delivering natural gas to West Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, California, and Arizona, it also exports some natural gas to Mexico.[2] Historically, EPNG's primary market was California, though the growth of competing pipelines into that market and lack of increased demand since 2001 has led to a decrease in its business there, especially in Southern California. At the same time, EPNG's shipping into Arizona has increased, largely because it was the only pipeline into the fast-growing Phoenix area until the TransWestern Phoenix Lateral came in service in 2009. Its largest customers are Southern California Gas Company, a Sempra Energy subsidiary; Southwest Gas Corporation; and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.[2] Its FERC code is 33.[3]

Expansion Projects

South Mainline Expansion Project

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the expansion project provides additional westbound capacity out of the Waha Hub in Texas and delivers additional supplies (321 million cubic feet per day) to Arizona and Southern California markets. The project was completed in July 2020.[4]

South Mainline Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: El Paso Natural Gas[5]
  • Owner: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners[1]
  • Capacity: 321 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d)[5]
  • Length: 17 miles / 27.4 km[5]
  • Diameter: 30-inches[5]
  • Cost: US$128 million[5]
  • Status: Operating[5]
  • Start Year: 2020[5]

Northern Delaware Basin Expansion Project

The expansion project increases the takeaway capacity from the Delaware Basin in Texas, USA.[5] It was completed in February 2020.[4]

Northern Delaware Basin Expansion Project Details

  • Operator: El Paso Natural Gas[5]
  • Owner: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners[1]
  • Capacity: 320 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d)[5]
  • Length: 14.4 miles / 23.2 km[5]
  • Diameter: 24-inches[5]
  • Cost: US$43 million[6]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Start Year: 2020[5]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 El Paso Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 El Paso Natural Gas/Mojave Pipeline, Kinder Morgan, accessed Jan. 2018
  3. Three Digit Pipeline Code List for Index of Customers (Form 549B), FERC, accessed Jan. 2018
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 In the first half of 2020, about 5 Bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity entered service, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Aug. 24, 2020.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 Natural Gas Data, Pipeline Projects Energy Information Agency, accessed July 21, 2020
  6. Edwin Vladimir Mengullo, FERC waiver lets Kinder Morgan unit spend more on Delaware Basin pipe expansion, S&P Global, Aug. 7, 2019.

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