El Paso moving forward with Ruby pipeline

El Paso Corp.'s subsidiary, Ruby Pipeline LLC received more than 1.1 bcfd of binding commitments from gas shippers for its Ruby pipeline under 10-15-year contracts and is moving forward with the project, subject to regulatory approvals.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 26 -- El Paso Corp.'s subsidiary, Ruby Pipeline LLC has received more than 1.1 bcfd of binding commitments from customers under 10-15-year contracts and is moving forward with the project, subject to regulatory approvals.

The Ruby pipeline is a 670-mile interstate pipeline that will extend from the Opal Hub in Wyoming to a pipeline interconnect at Malin, Ore., near California's northern border. The 42-in. pipeline will have an initial design capacity of 1.3-1.5 bcfd, depending on the final level of customer commitments, and will be in service by March 2011. Cost of the project will be about $3 billion.

El Paso is in discussions to obtain additional commitments and plans to file a certificate application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in January 2009.

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