Elba Express Pipeline

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Elba Express Pipeline, also known as the SONAT Elba Express III and part of the Elba III Project, is an operating gas pipeline in Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina, USA.[1]


The pipeline runs through Georgia, USA and South Carolina, USA.[2][3]

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Project details

  • Operator: Southern LNG, Inc, Elba Express Company, LLC[4]
  • Parent company: Kinder Morgan
  • Capacity: 945 million cubic feet per day[1][4]
  • Length: 190 miles[1]
  • Diameter: 36, 42 inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[4][1]
  • Start year: 2010[4]
  • Cost: US$200 million[1]


The pipeline went into service on March 1, 2010.[1][4]

It was originally owned by El Paso Corporation[4], which was acquired by Kinder Morgan in 2012.[5]

It was built in two segments: the Southern Segment and Northern Segment.[2] The Southern Segment includes about 104.8 miles of pipeline from Port Wentworth to the existing Southern Wrens Compressor Station in Jefferson County, Georgia, USA. The Northern Segment includes about 82.3 miles of pipeline extend from Wrens to interconnections with the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline in Hart County, Georgia and Anderson County, South Carolina.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Natural Gas: Pipelines, US Energy Information Administration, Jul. 27, 2021, accessed Sep. 5, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Southern Lng Inc.; Elba Express Company, LLC; Southern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Elba III Project, FERC, Oct. 8, 2007, accessed Sep. 5, 2021.
  3. EEC Segment, Kinder Morgan, accessed Sep. 5, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 El Paso's Elba Express Gas Pipeline now in service, El Paso Corporation, Rig Zone, Mar. 2, 2010, accessed Sep. 5, 2021.
  5. Kinder Morgan Inc. completes acquisition of El Paso Corporation, Business Wire, May 24, 2012, accessed Sep. 5, 2021.

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