Kinder Morgan-Copano Increase Presence In Eagle Ford Shale

August 2011, Vol. 238 No. 8

Eagle Ford Gathering LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LP and Copano Energy, LLC announced two long-term agreements to provide transportation, processing and fractionation services to Petrohawk Energy Corp. and Rosetta Resources Operating LP, an affiliate of Rosetta Resources Inc., two of the leading operators in the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas.

Eagle Ford Gathering has contracted with Petrohawk for up to 50,000 MMBtu/d of Eagle Ford Shale natural gas production from leases in LaSalle and McMullen counties and with Rosetta for up to 50,000 MMBtu/d of Eagle Ford Shale natural gas production from leases in Webb and Dimmit counties. Each agreement has an approximate term of 10 years.

Duane Kokinda, president of Kinder Morgan’s Intrastate Pipeline Group, said, “With the addition of these two agreements, the joint venture has contracted for a total of 550,000 MMBtu/d of Eagle Ford Shale natural gas production. There continues to be strong interest from producers for additional capacity, and the joint venture is evaluating projects to expand its ability to handle natural gas from the Eagle Ford Shale play.”

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