Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America

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Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America is an operational natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Texas Permian Basin and Gulf of Mexico into the Chicago area.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
  • Current capacity: 1600 Million cubic feet per day
  • Proposed capacity: Million cubic feet per day
  • Length: 9200 miles / 14,805 km
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2000


The Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America has two legs, one which goes to New Mexico and the other of which goes to the Gulf of Mexico. The legs of the pipeline crossover proximate to its geographic center, such that the entire system resembles a capital A. It is owned by Kinder Morgan and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. Its FERC code is 26.

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) is the largest transporter of natural gas into the Chicago area market, and further, is one of the largest interstate pipeline systems in the country. NGPL includes approximately 9,200 miles of pipeline. [2]

Connection to Sabine Pass LNG

The pipeline connects to the Sabine Pass LNG facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.[3] In February 2018 the Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ordered a seven-day shutdown for a storage tank at the facility in which supercold natural gas leaked between the tank's inner and outer walls, on Jan. 22, 2017[4] An investigation of the leak uncovered 11 similar incidents that had occurred between 2008 and 2016.[4] "This incident is a reminder that the expansion of LNG projects poses a grave threat to our communities and our climate," said Nathan Matthews, a staff attorney for the Sierra Club, which released a copy of the report to the public after discovering it on Friday. "It's a relief that no one was hurt, but allowing the facility to continue to operate until it's clear how widespread these issues are would be extremely reckless."[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
  2. Natural Gas Pipeline of America, Kinder Morgan, accessed January 2018
  3. Transco starts flowing gas to Sabine Pass LNG, Argus Media, Jan. 24, 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sabine Pass LNG ordered to shut down leaking gas storage tanks, The Times-Picayune, Feb. 10, 2018

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