With the aim of better serving West Coast natural gas markets, midstreamer Tallgrass said Friday it has agreed to purchase Houston-based Ruby Pipeline LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March.


Tallgrass said the acquisition of the 1.5 Bcf/d line checks two boxes in the company’s current strategy. In addition to enhancing natural gas service to West Coast markets, it also “provides a unique opportunity” for Tallgrass to advance its initiative of decarbonized energy solutions such as responsibly sourced and renewable natural gas for customers across the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Ruby’s capabilities maintain our nation’s energy security and provide long-term opportunities in the transportation of the molecules that will be required in the...