Colorado Interstate Gas (CIG) is holding three open seasons to test market interest in existing transportation capacity in Wyoming, capacity from a proposed interconnection with Overthrust Pipeline near Kanda, WY, and a proposed expansion of the CIG mainline from Opal, WY, to the Tomahawk interconnection with Kinder Morgan’s Trailblazer pipeline system.

As a result of the restructuring and renewal of contracts and a review of system capacity, CIG said it is holding a binding open season for 40,000 Dth/d of capacity from the proposed connection with Overthrust in Sweetwater County to the Tomahawk interconnection with Trailblazer at the Cheyenne Hub in Weld County, CO. The capacity is expected to be available on Oct. 1.

CIG said the Kanda point will be operated as a scheduling point — no physical interconnection will be constructed. Shippers will be able to “flex” this receipt point back to Opal for service from Opal on an interruptible (displacement) basis only. Winning bidders also will have the option of using secondary delivery points at Red Cloud (Cheyenne Plains), Arrowhead (Kinder Morgan Interstate), Dover (Wyoming Interstate Co.) or other points along CIG’s Wyoming mainline.

The company also is holding an open season for an expansion of this line from Opal to Tomahawk with service beginning Jan. 1, 2008.

In addition, there is 115,000 Dth/d of firm capacity available to shippers to Red Cloud, Dover, Arrowhead and 43,000 Dth/d available to Tomahawk from a variety of other receipt points along the CIG system. For details go to the CIG website under non-critical notices in informational postings. Shippers can contact Greg Ruben (719) 520-4870, Steve Newell (-4341), Julie Adams (-4326) or Steve Saye (-3740) for more information.

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