Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc. announced last week that it will extend by two weeks the binding open season for a project to provide incremental deliveries of up to 100,000 Dth/d of Midcontinent supplies to Enogex Inc.'s East Rate Zone near the Perry Compressor Station in Noble County, OK.

The binding open season for the Perry Delivery Project will end at 5 p.m. CST Feb. 25. Southern Star said it was extending the open season at shippers' request to allow interested parties additional time to evaluate the project.

When the open season commenced last month, Southern Star's business development manager Tim Meyer told NGI the project would require about three and a half miles of 16-inch diameter pipeline and about 4,000 hp of new compression at the previously abandoned Perry Compressor Station (see NGI, Jan. 21). Additionally, equipment to remove oxygen from the gas stream also would be required to meet Enogex specifications.

For information, contact Meyer at (270) 852-4554, Debbie Hendrix at (270) 852-4571, Philip Rullman at (270) 852-4440 or Jim Harder at (270) 852-4550. Information also is available at http://csi.sscgp.com/ under the "Open Season Information" tab in the Public Area of the website.

Last year Southern Star held a nonbinding open season for a new interstate pipeline to connect the Fayetteville Shale basin in Central Arkansas to the Rockies Express Pipeline LLC in Audrain County, MO (see NGI, June 18, 2007). Meyer said that while the company received interest from local distribution companies in its Highland Trails Pipeline, there was a lack of producer interest in the project. Highland Trails could go forward as a scaled-down or phased project, Meyer said. Southern Star could make an announcement around mid-year of its decision on Highland Trails, he said.

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