NGPL to extend pipeline into St. Louis market

Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America (NGPL) will extend its system into east St. Louis, Mo., by constructing a 47-mile, 300 Mdth/d pipeline from Centralia, Ill., to Illinois Power Co.'s natural gas distribution system in St. Louis. The $35 million, 24-in. project will be completed in June 2002.


Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America (NGPL) will extend its system into east St. Louis, Mo., by constructing a 47-mile, 300 Mdth/d pipeline from Centralia, Ill., to Illinois Power Co.'s natural gas distribution system in St. Louis. The $35 million, 24-in. project will be completed in June 2002.

Dynegy Marketing and Trade will serve as the pipeline's anchor customer through long-term, natural gas transportation and storage contracts it's signed with NGPL, including a 10-year agreement effective June 1, 2002. That contract will provide Dynegy with 90 Mdth/d of natural gas through the new pipeline.

NGPL and Dynegy also have entered other firm transportation agreements calling for another 98 Mdth/d of gas to be shipped to St. Louis from NGPL's Gulf Coast and Amarillo pipelines, beginning as early as Dec. 1.

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