Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kinder Morgan’s El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline Signs Long Term Contract to Serve Customers in Mexico

El Paso Natural Gas (EPNG), owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) and Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), has entered into a 25 year transportation precedent agreement in connection with plans to build a new pipeline to serve customers in Mexico. Terms call for EPNG, acting through its affiliate Sasabe Pipeline Company, to initially provide approximately 200 million cubic feet per day of firm transportation capacity via a new, 60 mile, 36 inch diameter lateral pipeline that would extend from EPNG’s existing south mainlines, near Tucson, Ariz., to the U.S.-Mexico border, terminating at Sasabe, Ariz. The proposed Sasabe Pipeline would interconnect via a new international border crossing with a 36 inch diameter natural gas pipeline to be built in Mexico.

According to Mark Kissel, president of Kinder Morgan’s Natural Gas Pipelines West Region, this natural gas infrastructure project would benefit both the United States and Mexico. “This agreement supports the ongoing development of the approximately $200 million Sasabe Lateral pipeline, which would create new jobs in Arizona, and also provide a market for transporting abundant, low-priced U.S. gas production to Mexico. In addition, the project will help Mexico meet its environmental goals of converting existing fuel oil fired power generation plants to efficient, clean burning natural gas and also having natural gas supplies available for new plants in the future.”

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