El Paso Plans New Pipeline For Raton Basin Gas
El Paso Energy Corp. announced an open season for a newly
proposed 175 MMcf/d interstate pipeline between the Raton Basin and
the interstate pipelines of El Paso Natural Gas and Northern
Natural Gas in Moore County, TX. The open season began last week
and will conclude on Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. (MST).
The pipeline facilities will provide capacity to producers from
the Raton Basin, located near New Mexico's border with Colorado, to
downstream markets. It also will provide various markets greater
access to Raton Basin's coal-bed methane supplies, the company
Based on the supporting firm transportation contracts resulting
from this open season, El Paso will file with FERC in the first
quarter of 2000 to construct this pipeline facility. Subject to a
timely FERC order, El Paso anticipates it will complete the
construction as early as July 1, 2001.
Although a name for this pipeline has not been formally
established the project is currently being referred to as the Dumas
Gas Transmission Project. It consists of approximately 185 miles of
24-inch O.D. pipeline and appurtenant facilities, from a point
located in the Van Bremmer Canyon, Colfax County, NM to Moore
For more information or assistance please contract Jerry Strange
at (915) 496-3139 or Harvey Rodman at (915) 496-5055.
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