Tallgrass Receives Pony Express Abandonment Order From FERC

November 2013, Vol. 240 No. 11

Tallgrass Interstate Gas Transmission has received the Pony Express Abandonment Order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The abandonment encompasses a section of natural gas pipeline from Guernsey, WY to Lincoln County, KS which is part of the Tallgrass Interstate Gas Transmission system.

Once the abandonment is complete, the 430-mile section of pipe will be converted and sold to a subsidiary of Tallgrass Development LP. In conjunction with the conversion, Tallgrass Development LP is constructing a 260-mile extension from Lincoln County to Cushing, OK. Upon completion of the conversion, transfer and new construction, the 690-mile Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline will transport domestic light crude from the Bakken Shale, Denver-Julesburg and surrounding areas to Cushing. The pipeline is expected to begin transporting crude in mid-2014.