Monroe Gas Storage Co. LLC, a unit of Cardinal Gas Storage Partners LLC, is holding a nonbinding, 15-day open season through Aug. 15 for firm capacity in its 12 Bcf multi-cycle, interstate gas storage facility in Monroe County, MS.

The facility provides access to markets in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. The open season is for up to 8.5 Bcf of firm capacity, with 2.9 Bcf available Oct. 1. It interconnects with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Line 500 and Texas Eastern’s 30-inch diameter M-1 Zone as well as having the potential to interconnect with the recently proposed Kennesaw Pipeline serving the Southeast.

“The continued growth of the shale development, the anticipated retirement/conversion of coal-fired generation in the Southeast, combined with the large amount of pipeline infrastructure completed and proposed in this area, further strengthens our belief that the Monroe facility will play an important and strategic role in the natural gas supply needs in this region of the U.S.,” said Cardinal CEO Jeff Ballew.

Last June Cardinal acquired Monroe Gas Storage Co. LLC and an option on development rights to an adjacent depleted gas reservoir from High Sierra Monroe LLC, a unit of High Sierra Energy LP and other shareholders (see Daily GPI, June 2).

Information is available at the Monroe website at, or by contacting Brad Ledbetter at (713) 350-2525, or; or Brandy Clark at (713) 350-2504, or

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