Kinder Morgan Starts Natural Gas Pipeline to Corpus Christi Ahead of Schedule

Kinder Morgan Starts Natural Gas Pipeline to Corpus Christi Ahead of Schedule

  • Houston pipeline operator Kinder Morgan is starting a new pipeline to move natural gas the from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi ahead of schedule.
  • In a statement, Kinder Morgan said its 448-mile Gulf Coast Express Pipeline will begin full commercial service on Wednesday.
  • Fully booked under long-term contracts, the natural gas transmission will move 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Waha hub in West Texas to the Agua Dulce hub in South Texas.

The 42-inch diameter pipeline was designed to move natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Agua Dulce hub, where it can either be exported on other pipelines to Mexico or liquefied natural gas export terminals along the Gulf Coast.

“With natural gas supplies projected to rise over the next 20 years from supply basins such as the Permian, our strong network of pipelines provides the ability to connect this supply to the growing markets along the Gulf Coast,” Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Midstream President Sital Mody said in a statement.

A joint venture between Kinder Morgan, DCP Midstream, Targa Resources, and Altus Midstream, the construction for the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline began in May 2018. The project involved 3,000 contractors who logged in more than six million hours of work and finished one week ahead of the expected October 1 service date.

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Houston, Kinder Morgan has nearly 11,000 employees across the United States and Mexico.