Tricor Holds Successful Open Season For Storage In Western U.S.

December 2009 Vol. 236 No. 12

Tricor Ten Section Hub LLC’s non-binding open season for its planned natural gas storage and hub facility in Kern County, CA 10 miles southwest of Bakersfield, resulted in significant oversubscription for firm service, and Tricor also received bids for interruptible and hub services. Said Chris Kunzi, Tricor’s vice president, “The results dramatically highlight the need for additional storage capacity in the Western U.S.”

The Ten Section Hub Project will be centrally located near the backbone systems of major western U.S. pipelines and will have more than 4 Bcf/d of interstate and intrastate pipeline capacity surrounding it. The Ten Section Hub facility is designed to hold 22.4 Bcf of working gas, and will offer customers up to four-turns of high-speed deliverability.