KERN RIVER NATURAL GAS PIPELINE COMMISSIONED

Kern River Gas Transmission Co., the biggest gas pipeline built in the U.S. in the last decade, has been commissioned. The system was dedicated Mar. 6 at a meter station in an oil field near Bakersfield, Calif. The $994 million, 904 mile pipeline is a 50-50 venture of Tenneco Inc. and Williams Cos. (see map, OGJ, May 6, 1985, p. 84). Planning for the project began about 7 years ago.

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