By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 16 -- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Houston, plans to expand its intrastate natural gas pipeline system into the Permian basin by converting 254 miles of previously acquired crude oil pipeline into natural gas transportation.
The $40 million project, slated to become operational in October, is in addition to an earlier conversion of a 130-mile segment of crude oil pipeline between Katy, Tex., and Austin. That conversion began gas service in July 2004.
Kinder Morgan said 95% of the 150 MMcfd of new capacity being created by the latest conversion project already is under contract.