Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc. is holding a nonbinding open season through Oct. 13 for additional firm transportation capacity from western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle to serve natural gas production from the Granite Wash.

“Southern Star is geographically positioned to easily add incremental gas supply from the developing Granite Wash area in western Oklahoma and Texas,” said Southern Star Vice President Philip Rullman. “The Canadian Blackwell Expansion project will ultimately provide increased supply diversity for our customers and their markets at a competitive rate.”

The Canadian-Blackwell Expansion would involve expanding the capacity of Southern Star’s system beginning in Hemphill County, TX, and Ellis County, OK, along the Canadian Blackwell Line (Line Segment 458) extending east to its Blackwell Compressor Station in Kay County, OK.

The expansion would serve the growing western Oklahoma and Texas production corridor including the Granite Wash, Cleveland/Tonkawa and Mississippian areas with deliveries to markets in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri as well as access to interconnects with other intrastate and interstate pipelines, Southern Star said.

If the pipeline receives sufficient interest in the proposed expansion, a binding open season will be conducted. If the project moves forward, service could begin as early as during the third quarter of 2013.

For project information, call Rullman at (270) 852-4440, Jim Neukam at (270) 852-4665, or Pat Coomes at (270) 852-4552.

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