Rockies Express (REX) said Thursday it has experienced delays with its two remaining horizontal directional drills and now projects it will begin interim service on REX-East in mid-May.

Late last month the pipeline said service on the segment would begin in late April or early May (see Daily GPI, March 30).

Most notably, the Wabash River has significantly exceeded flood stage and is projected to remain above flood stage through the coming week, the pipeline said. REX affirmed its previously projected in-service dates for Lebanon, OH (June 15), and Clarington, OH (Nov. 1).

Initial REX-East service is projected to commence mid-May with a capacity of 1,800 MDth/d into Zone 2 and 1,600 MDth/d into Zone 3. Zone 3 delivery points for interim service will include deliveries to NGPL (Moultrie County, IL), Trunkline (Douglas County, IL), Midwestern (Edgar County, IL), and Panhandle Eastern (Putnam County, IN). In addition, REX expects to have the Ameren (Moultrie County, IL) delivery point available for service contemporaneous with the interim service delivery points, it said.

Service to Lebanon is projected to commence June 15 with a capacity of 1,600 MDth/d to the Lebanon delivery points and a pipeline capacity of 1,800 MDth/d to the interim service delivery points upstream of Bainbridge Compressor Station.

In-service of the fully powered REX-East pipeline to Clarington is projected to commence Nov. 1.

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