Spectra to build Bronco gas pipeline from Rockies

Spectra Energy is proposing to build a 650-mile natural gas pipeline to connect Rocky Mountain natural gas supplies to Western US markets.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 2 -- Spectra Energy is proposing to build a 650-mile natural gas pipeline to connect Rocky Mountain natural gas supplies to Western US markets.

The proposed Bronco Pipeline, with estimated construction costs exceeding $3 billion, will have an initial capacity of more than 1 bcfd.

The pipeline will access existing and growing supply basins in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado and extend westward, interconnecting with several pipelines en route to its terminus near Malin, Ore.

Based on preliminary market need and assessments, the project is currently planned to be in-service as early as 2011, with completion in 2012.

Spectra said it will hold an open season in the next 3 months to determine final project parameters including route, market, and timing.

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