The final approval for the construction of Tallgrass Energy's Cheyenne Connector pipeline was given by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The 70-mile, large-diameter interstate natural gas pipeline will transport natural gas from Colorado's DJ Basin to Cheyenne, Wyoming for Midwest delivery via the company's Rockies Express Pipeline.
The pipeline project will move natural gas from processing facilities in Weld County, Colorado to the Rockies Express Pipeline Cheyenne Hub also known as REX Cheyenne Hub, near the Colorado/Wyoming border.
Tallgrass has estimated that the Cheyenne Connector will be in service in the first quarter of 2020 with an expected initial design capacity of 600 MMcf/d and potential room for expansion.
Using Cheyenne Connector, producers in the DJ Basin can access interconnected pipelines and local distribution systems at the REX Cheyenne Hub as well as interconnected systems downstream of REX that reach end-users in West markets, Midwest markets such as Chicago and Detroit, the Gulf Coast and Southeast.