Friday, November 16, 2012

Kinder Morgan (El Paso) Pipeline, Tucson to Mexico; Update

Link to Oil & Gas Journal.

Parts of this story were first posted back in October, 2012.

Data points:
  • El Paso Natural Gas Co., LLC, affiliate Sasabe Pipeline Co will build a 60-mile, 200-million cubic feet/day capacity pipeline from existing pipelines near Tucson, AZ, to the US-Mex border at Sasabe, AZ
  • Sasabe Pipeline will connect with Sempra International in Mexico
  • requires cross-border presidential permit (here we go again)
  • Mexico awarded Sempra a contract to build and operate a 500-mile, $1 billion project connecting northwestern states of Sonora and Sinaloa
  • the Sempra pipeline will supply natural gas for power plants for the next 15 years
  • permit applied for in April, 2012; hope to get approval in earl 2013 (a full year)
  • hope to start construction first quarter 2014; September, 2014, in-service date
  • Kinder Morgan owns EPNG (posted recently)
  • 25-year transportation agreement; $200 million project

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