Fayetteville Express Begins Construction

March 2010 Vol. 237 No. 3

The Fayetteville Express Pipeline (FEP), a 50/50 joint venture between Energy Transfer Partners and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, began construction on March 8.

The approximately 185-mile, 42-inch natural gas pipeline will serve the Fayetteville Shale producing region in Arkansas with an initial capacity to transport up to 2 billion cubic feet per day.

FEP will originate in Conway County, Ark., continue eastward through White County, Ark, and terminate at an interconnection with Trunkline Gas Company in Panola County, Miss. Contracts have been awarded to Houston-based Willbros Group, Inc. and Tulsa-based Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company for the construction of the pipeline. Additionally, Houston-based EMS-USA, Inc. is constructing the Russell Compressor Station near Russell, Ark. Energy Transfer Partners is managing the construction of FEP and will operate the pipeline.

The approximately $1.25 billion pipeline project is expected to be in service by late 2010.