Horizon Gas Pipeline

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Horizon Gas Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline in northern Illinois.[1]


The pipeline runs from Joliet, Illinois, to McHenry County, Illinois.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Horizon Pipeline Co LLC
  • Owner: Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Nicor Gas[2][3]
  • Parent Company: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Southern Company
  • Current capacity: 380 Million cubic feet per day[4]
  • Length: 28.5 miles of new pipeline, 42 miles existing pipeline[5]
  • Diameter: 36 inches[4]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2002[4]
  • Cost: $75 million[4]


Horizon Pipeline is a $79 million northern Illinois natural gas pipeline. It is a joint venture of Nicor-Horizon, a subsidiary of Nicor Inc., and Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America (NGPL), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc. The project includes the construction of 27 miles of 36-in. pipe, the lease of capacity in 46 miles of existing pipeline from NGPL, and the installation of gas compression facilities. Horizon Pipeline will be able to transport 380 MMcfd from near Joliet into McHenry County, connecting the emerging supply hub at Joliet with the northern part of the Nicor Gas distribution system and the existing NGPL pipeline system. [1][6]

The request for authorization of the project was filed with the FERC on 16 May, 2001, the clearance based on the environmental assessment came out on May 11, 2001.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Horizon Pipeline begins work on $79 million Illinois gas line" Oil and Gas Journal accessed January 2018
  2. "Horizon Pipeline: Company Overview" (PDF). Kinder Morgan. Retrieved 25 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Nicor Jumps onto the Horizon Bandwagon". Natural Gas Intel. 11 February, 2000. Retrieved 25 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Natural Gas Data - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". www.eia.gov. Retrieved 2023-08-24.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Horizon Pipeline Company, L.L.C., Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Horizon Project". Federal Register ENvironmental Documents. May 17, 2001. Retrieved 25 August, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Clarion Energy Content Directors (2002-05-14). "Horizon Pipeline announces project completion". Power Engineering. Retrieved 2023-08-24.

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