By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 15 -- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP plans to add 5.5 bcf of incremental working storage capacity at its Dayton, Tex., natural gas facility with construction of a third storage cavern.
The two existing storage caverns provide 4.2 bcf of working gas capacity.
The expansion is oriented to gas from the Barnett shale and Bossier plays in East Texas and LNG from the Texas coast.
The additional capacity is expected to be available in 2009. The $76 million project involves water injection, additional compression, dehydration, and pipeline enhancements.
The Dayton facility is connected to the Kinder Morgan's Texas Intrastate Pipeline system, which includes more than 5,800 miles of pipeline with a peak transport capacity of 5 bcfd and 120 bcf of gas storage capacity.