Colorado Interstate Gas Pipeline (CIG) is back in full operations after being forced to shut down operations on a portion of its 4,300-mile pipeline system in the Rockies, a Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) spokesperson said Tuesday. Inspection and recovery have been completed on two buried laterals that were exposed by the historic flooding and runoff in areas north and west of Denver. A force majeure had been declared and the pipeline taken out of service in mid-September (see Daily GPI, Sept. 17). CIG is a unit of El Paso Pipeline, a subsidiary of KMI. The laterals were taken out of service as a precaution until they could be inspected, recovered and brought back online. CIG Lines 59A and 252A had been taken out of service; 59A delivers to the Young Gas Storage Co., and 252A transports gas to the Tritown delivery point. CIG includes 4.5 Bcf capacity pipelines linked to gas production areas in the Rockies and the Anadarko Basin. It links directly to customers in Colorado and Wyoming and indirectly to other areas. CIG also owns interests in five storage facilities with 35 Bcf of working capacity in Colorado and Kansas.
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