Transwestern Pipeline Adds Receipt and Delivery Points
Transwestern Pipeline is going through a growth spurt with eight
new interconnect projects in service or under way, which will add
300 MMcf/d in market area deliveries and 285 MMcf/d in new supply
receipts. The new or expanded connection points will enhance
shipper access to both new supplies and markets.
"There is not a direct relationship between the two [delivery
and receipt interconnects]," said Jeff Fawcett, a Transwestern
representative. "It is kind of coincidental in nature that they
came at the same time, but we have ongoing activities to connect
new supply and create additional opportunities for gas to both be
received into Transwestern as well as be delivered out of
Included in the delivery interconnect projects, Transwestern, an
Enron unit, recently put 100 MMcf/d into service for new access to
markets around Las Vegas with completion of the Southwest Gas
interconnect located in the West of Thoreau area.
Two other delivery interconnects are expected to be in service
during the second quarter of 2001. Transwestern will add a 120
MMcf/d delivery interconnect with Citizens Arizona Gas for
deliveries to the Griffith Energy Power Plant and a 90 MMcf/d
delivery interconnect to a soon to be completed Calpine plant, both
located near Kingman in the West of Thoreau area.
On the supply side, Transwestern recently has added an 80 MMcf/d
receipt interconnect in the East of Thoreau area with Natural Gas
Pipeline Co. The company also said that it has hooked up a new
wellhead supply interconnect with Enron Oil & Gas located in
the East of Thoreau area. The addition will bump current supply
from 20 MMcf/d to more than 35 MMcf/d.
Transwestern also has three receipt projects scheduled for
completion early next year. The pipeline said it expects to
increase receipt capacity by 100 MMcf/d at its interconnect with
Red Cedar Gathering south of La Plata in the San Juan area later
this month, and to put a new 50 MMcf/d receipt interconnect with
Red Cedar Gathering in service by March 2001. The company also is
planning to complete a new 40 MMcf/d receipt interconnect with El
Paso Field Services in East of Thoreau which is scheduled to be in
service January 2001.
Transwestern Pipeline's system consists of approximately 2,700
miles of natural gas pipeline with combined east-west delivery
capability of 1.7 Bcf/day. For further information on
transportation with Transwestern Pipeline Co., contact Fawcett at
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