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Utah Storage Project Holds Open Season

The Magnum Gas Storage project -- the first large-scale, high-deliverability, multi-cycle salt cavern natural gas storage facility proposed for development in the West -- is holding a nonbinding open season for storage services through July 31.

Magnum Gas Storage LLC, a Salt Lake City, UT, developer, proposes to initially develop two salt caverns in central Utah in Millard County, each with working gas capacity of approximately 5.6 Bcf. The project initially would be capable of accepting natural gas at Opal Hub in Wyoming for injections of up to 0.3 Bcf/d and withdrawing up to 0.5 Bcf/d with a projected six to nine inventory turns annually. Magnum Gas said it eventually plans to expand to eight storage caverns, with a total capacity of 45 Bcf.

The proposed storage facility would be directly connected by a new header pipeline to Kern River Gas Transmission and Questar Pipeline at Goshen, UT, and would indirectly service the Opal area market hub pipeline interconnections through backhaul and displacement, Magnum Gas said.

The first salt cavern is expected is targeted for in-service in early 2012, according to the company. The project currently is in the pre-filing review stage at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [PF09-3].

The storage facility would cater to natural gas-fired power generators, gas distribution companies, gas producers and marketers in the Rocky Mountain region, Magnum Gas said.

For more information, contact Rob Webster or Craig Broussard at (801) 990-2970 or go to www.westernenergyhub.com. Magnum Gas Storage is wholly owned by Magnum Development LLC, a Haddington Ventures LLC portfolio company.

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