Kinder Morgan Pony Express, Banner Transportation Launch Joint Open Season

August 2012, Vol. 239 No. 8

Kinder Morgan Pony Express Pipeline and Banner Transportation Company launched a joint open season to solicit shipper interest for crude oil transportation service on their combined facilities which include a 330-mile Banner Pipeline originating in the Bakken oil production area near Baker, MT and terminating near Guernsey, WY.

Under the joint service, Banner will deliver oil into the Pony Express pipeline near Guernsey for final delivery to various points in Cushing, OK and the Phillips 66 Ponca City refinery, located in Ponca City, OK. The companies expect to transport up to 100,000 bopd under a joint tariff beginning in late 2014.

As a part of the joint service being offered, Pony Express will be seeking commitments to support the conversion of a portion of the Pony Express pipeline from natural gas to crude oil service and the construction of a 260-mile Pony Express extension to Cushing.

Parties interested in reviewing the details of the proposed Banner-Pony Express service may contact John Eagleton at Kinder Morgan Pony Express at (303) 914-4702, Mike Smith at Kinder Morgan Pony Express at (303) 763-3484, Bob Mishler at Kinder Morgan Pony Express at (303) 914-7762, Jim Suttle at Banner at (358) 616-2050 or Kent Evatt at Banner at (580) 616-2050.

Pony Express will shortly initiate a third open season to offer local Pony Express oil transportation service from the Guernsey area and from the Denver-Julesburg Basin to the Oklahoma destinations mentioned above. Information about the additional Pony Express local oil transportation services may be obtained through the Kinder Morgan contacts listed above.