Texas Gas Transmission LLC plans to file an application with FERC this spring to begin a $36 million storage expansion project at its Midland, KY field. The expansion, by 100,000 MMBtu on a daily basis and 9.3 TBtu on a seasonal basis, comes just three months after the company placed in service an 8.2 TBtu storage expansion at the Midland field (see Daily GPI, Nov. 20, 2005).

In a binding open season that ended in January, the Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP subsidiary accepted bids from four parties for both no notice and firm storage capacity. No dates were disclosed, but Texas Gas said it would file an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the next few months for the expansion, with a proposed in-service date is Nov. 1, 2007.

Kathy Kirk, vice president of commercial services for Boardwalk, said, “The level of interest received during our binding open season supports our belief that the market continues to place value on market area storage.” The new expansion is expected to generate $7.5 million of annual revenue.

Boardwalk’s two interstate gas pipeline systems, Texas Gas and Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP, have 13,470 miles of pipeline and underground storage fields with aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 143 Bcf.

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