Permian Highway Pipeline

Kinder Morgan’s Haynesville Natural Gas Gathering Volumes Jump 44%

Kinder Morgan’s Haynesville Natural Gas Gathering Volumes Jump 44%

Nearly a year after receiving federal approval, Kinder Morgan Inc. has sanctioned the 2 Bcf/d Evangeline Pass pipeline project that would feed Venture Global LNG Inc.’s Plaquemines LNG export facility. In a call with investors to discuss 4Q2022 earnings earlier this month, CEO Steven Kean said Kinder is moving forward with the $678 million Evangeline…

January 25, 2023
Emerging U.S. Pipeline Bottlenecks Cast Shadow on Otherwise Positive Long-Term Outlook for Natural Gas

Emerging U.S. Pipeline Bottlenecks Cast Shadow on Otherwise Positive Long-Term Outlook for Natural Gas

As the United States works toward casting a wider net on the global natural gas market via exports, key domestic markets could be turned upside down in 2023 as midstream bottlenecks leave gas stranded in producing basins. LNG developers on the Gulf Coast are in a race to boost liquefied natural gas exports to capitalize…

January 11, 2023
Upward Momentum Stalls on Moderating Forecasts as Natural Gas Futures Slide; Cash Discounts Widespread

Upward Momentum Stalls on Moderating Forecasts as Natural Gas Futures Slide; Cash Discounts Widespread

Natural gas futures reversed lower Wednesday as the intensity of frigid temperatures expected into the back half of December moderated somewhat in the latest forecasts. The January Nymex contract plunged 50.5 cents to settle at $6.430/MMBtu. At A Glance: Profit-taking driven by milder temps, Freeport ‘Potent Arctic blast’ still seen next week Cash plummets as…

December 14, 2022
More Permian Natural Gas Headed to Gulf Coast and Beyond with Expansion Sanctioned

More Permian Natural Gas Headed to Gulf Coast and Beyond with Expansion Sanctioned

Permian Highway Pipeline LLC (PHP) sanctioned a 550 MMcf/d natural gas expansion project to boost capacity for the 2.1 Bcf/d West Texas to Gulf Coast system. Using additional compression, the final investment decision (FID) would boost deliveries from the Waha area of West Texas to mainline connections near Houston and Gulf Coast markets. Pending required…

July 5, 2022
Permian Highway Pipe Testing Support to Expand Natural Gas Delivery

Permian Highway Pipe Testing Support to Expand Natural Gas Delivery

Permian Highway Pipeline LLC (PHP) this week launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for a project that would expand its capacity by about 650 MMcf/d, pending a final investment decision. The expansion would bring PHP’s total capacity to about 2.75 Bcf/d. Co-owner Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) announced the open season. Kinder Morgan Texas…

April 26, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Slip Again and ‘Widow-Maker’ Flips Negative as Traders Losing Hope in Winter Weather

Natural Gas Futures Slip Again and ‘Widow-Maker’ Flips Negative as Traders Losing Hope in Winter Weather

Even with a brief cold blast sneaking back into the December forecast, natural gas futures moved lower again on Tuesday. With a key spread flipping to negative, traders appeared to have closed the book on winter with weeks to go before the first verse of Auld Lang Syne is sung.  The January Nymex contract settled…

December 8, 2020
Permian Highway Start-Up Sending Natural Gas to Gulf Coast

Permian Highway Start-Up Sending Natural Gas to Gulf Coast

Kinder Morgan Inc.’s hotly contested Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) is fully operational, moving associated gas volumes through a 430-mile pipeline from Waha in West Texas to Katy, outside of Houston, with connections to the Gulf Coast and Mexico markets. PHP was mechanically complete on Nov. 1, and the 2.1 Bcf/d conduit is expected to be…

December 7, 2020
Permian Highway Construction Resumed After Suspicious Package Found at Texas Work Site

Permian Highway Construction Resumed After Suspicious Package Found at Texas Work Site

Kinder Morgan Inc. has restarted construction activities along the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP), one day after contractors discovered a “suspicious package” at a work site in Blanco, in the Texas Hill Country. Kinder immediately halted work in the immediate vicinity and secured the area after the “device” was found. The construction area was thoroughly inspected…

September 3, 2020

Kinder Morgan Challenges Texas Town’s Ordinance to Obstruct PHP Natural Gas System

Kinder Morgan Inc. has filed a lawsuit challenging an ordinance enacted earlier this month by the City of Kyle, which sits in the path of the sanctioned 2 Bcf/d Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP), calling it another attempt to “hinder construction and impermissibly interfere.”

July 24, 2019