Kinder Morgan launches open season on Gulf Coast Express natural gas pipeline from Permian Basin to Gulf Coast

Kinder Morgan announced an open season for its proposed Gulf Coast Express Pipeline project, intended as another key link between the prolific Permian Basin and Texas Gulf Coast markets. The company said in a statement that it will source natural gas from multiple Permian locations, including existing points along the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC and El Paso Natural Gas systems as well as a proposed interconnection with the Trans-Pecos Pipeline, and additional interconnections to both intrastate and interstate pipeline systems in the Waha area. The 42-in, 430-mile pipe will have a capacity of 1.7 million dekatherms per day and connect Waha, Texas, to Agua Dulce, Texas. Kinder Morgan expects the line to be in service in second-half 2019.