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.