Enterprise Natural Gas Pipeline LLC, a unit of Enterprise GTM Holdings LP, is seeking prefiling status at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the proposed NMT Pipeline to provide access to a gas processing plant to be constructed in Eddy County, NM. The first segment of pipeline would provide 350 Bcf/d of firm capacity through a 14-mile, 24-inch diameter pipeline to an interconnection with Transwestern Pipeline Co. in Lea County, NM. A second segment would provide 400 Bcf/d of firm capacity through an 84-mile, 24-inch diameter pipeline to interconnections with several existing pipelines at the Waha Hub in Pecos County, TX. The Waha segment would also include a 15,000 hp compressor station. The estimated in-service date for the project is in 2Q2016.
Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp.'s natural gas utility in Kansas has received approval for its rate case settlement, the first since 2006, from the Kansas Corporation Commission, allowing the Black Hills Energy utility unit to increase overall revenues by $5.2 million, effective Jan. 1. Black Hills serves 111,000 gas utility customers in the state. The new rates would provide a return on $51 million. The settlement did not stipulate return on equity or the capital structure for the utility, which would be set by the commission.