TGP Finalizes 790,000 Dth/d Precedent Agreement With Antero Resources

June 2014, Vol. 241, No. 6

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. announced that KMP’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) has awarded Antero Resources 100% of the capacity offered in TGP’s binding open season for its proposed Broad Run Flexibility and Broad Run expansion projects.

The open season, which closed April 11, totaled 790,000 Dth/d for long-term firm capacity for 15 years on the Broad Run Lateral in West Virginia and on TGP’s 100 and 500 mainlines.

Anticipated capital cost of the projects totals $782 million, which includes horsepower and piping modifications at existing stations, and a new compressor station on the Broad Run Lateral, all in West Virginia; two new TGP mainline compressor stations in Tennessee and Kentucky; and modifications to five existing mainline compressor stations in Kentucky.

The 790,000 Dth/d precedent agreement with Antero Resources consists of two components: 1) The Broad Run Flexibility project provides 590,000 Dth/d of firm transportation capacity from TGP’s Broad Run Lateral in TGP Zone 3 to mutually agreeable delivery points in TGP Zone 1. The anticipated in-service date of the Broad Run Flexibility Project is Nov. 1, 2015; and 2) The Broad Run Expansion project provides an incremental 200,000 Dth/d of firm transportation capacity on the same capacity path. The anticipated in-service date of the Broad Run Expansion project is Nov. 1, 2017.

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