Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP announced that its Kinder
Morgan crude/condensate (KMCC) pipeline is in service and
available to transport volumes to the Houston Ship Channel.
The approximately $215 million (MM) pipeline, which was
completed on time and under budget, is supported by long-term
contractual commitments and has a capacity of 300,000 bpd.
KMCC, which is comprised of 65 miles of newbuild construction and 113 miles of
converted natural gas pipeline, originates in the Eagle Ford
Shale and delivers crude and condensate to multiple terminaling
facilities that provide access to
local refineries, petrochemical plants and docks on
the Texas Gulf Coast.
Including joint ventures and other projects, Kinder Morgan's planned
investments related to the Eagle Ford Shale now total more than
In addition to its connectivity to third-party terminaling
facilities, KMCC will tie into
Kinder Morgan's planned petroleum condensate processing
facility, which will be located near the company's Galena Park
terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.
This approximately $200 MM terminal will have an initial
throughput capacity of 50,000 bpd, is being supported by a
fee-based contract with a major oil customer, and can be
expanded up to 100,000 bpd.
The project is in the final design phase
and is expected to be in service by the first quarter of
Kinder Morgan's other Eagle Ford assets include:
Eagle Ford Gathering LLCa joint venture with Copano
Energy LLC that provides natural gas gathering, transportation,
processing and fractionation services to various
EagleHawk Field Services LLCa joint venture between
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (25%) and a subsidiary of BHP
Billiton (75%) which owns, operates and is actively developing
natural gas and condensate gathering facilities
Camino Real Gathering Systema unit providing gas and oil
gathering for producers.