Alliance Pipeline L.P. announced an open season to identify further shipper demand for natural gas transportation service originating on its proposed 77-mile Tioga Lateral Project pipeline in North Dakota for delivery to the Chicago market hub.
Alliance plans to construct the pipeline and associated facilities to transport liquids-rich natural gas from Tioga to the Alliance mainline near Sherwood for onward shipment to Chicago. A precedent agreement has been executed with Hess Corp. as an anchor shipper on the Tioga Lateral. Matching capacity on the Alliance mainline is included in the open season service offering.
The open season for firm capacity on the Tioga Lateral and Alliance’s mainline runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 27. Alliance will consider service requests requiring new Tioga Lateral receipt points as well as extension of the Tioga Lateral pipeline.
The pipeline’s proposed design capacity is 120,000 Mcf/d, which can be expanded based on shipper demand. The planned in-service date is July 2013, subject to timely receipt of regulatory and other required approvals.