Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Part Of The Propane Shortage Story: Kankakee, IL

Regular readers are well aware of this story: Kinder Morgan is reversing its Cochin pipeline to carry propane from the new Kinder Morgan Cochin terminal in Kankakke County, IL, to western Canada.

From Kinder Morgan's website:
Kinder Morgan’s Cochin pipeline system consists of an approximate 1,900-mile, 12-inch diameter multi-product pipeline operating between Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and Windsor, Ontario, including five terminals. The pipeline operates on a batched basis and has an estimated system capacity of approximately 50,000 barrels per day. It includes 31 pump stations and five U.S. propane terminals.
Underground storage is available at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and Windsor, Ontario through third parties. The pipeline traverses three provinces in Canada and seven states in the United States transporting light hydrocarbon liquids to the Midwestern U.S. and eastern Canadian petrochemical and fuel markets. Current operations involve the transportation of propane and an ethane/propane mix, although other products have historically been transported on the pipeline.
Kinder Morgan is currently modifying the Cochin pipeline system to move light condensate westbound from the new Kinder Morgan Cochin terminal in Kankakee County, Ill., to existing terminal facilities near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. Subject to the timely receipt of necessary regulatory approvals and necessary capital improvements, shipments of light condensate could begin as early as July 1, 2014. Please visit the Cochin Reversal Project web page for additional information on the project.
If you are over 50 years old and think you have heard "Kankakee" before, you have: in the song made famous by Arlo Guthrie, The City of New Orleans.

The City of New Orleans, Arlo Guthrie

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