Williams Seeks Approval for 187-Mile Kansas to Oklahoma Pipeline

The Wichita Eagle reported that the Williams Companies Inc. met with Sedgwick County officials Wednesday about the 187-mile Bluestem pipeline that would carry volatile gas liquids and run from McPherson County, Kansas, to Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

The line would carry 225,000 barrels a day of pressurized gas liquids such as propane and butane, which are byproducts of natural gas production. The volatile liquids would be separated from natural gas at the company's plant in Conway.

The proposed pipeline would connect the Kansas plant to the Targa Grand Prix pipeline in Oklahoma, so that the liquids could move to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico.

The pipeline will across mostly farmland in Sedgwick County, according to pipeline officials. Sedgwick County officials would need to issue permits for the Bluestem pipeline to cross county roads. The company hopes to obtain permits along the pipeline route by January and to complete construction in November 2020.

Source:
chron

Open Season Extended for Tallgrass Energy’s Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy, LP has announced that it has extended and expanded its open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation services.

The open season, initially announced on 13 November 2018, has been extended to 14 April 2019. This is to reflect updated rates and contracting options to accommodate newly secured commitments.

The 760-mile Pony Express crude oil pipeline originates in Guernsey, Wyo., and runs through Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, connecting with three refineries before terminating in Cushing, Okla.

Placed in service in 2014, Pony Express has a design capacity of 320,000 barrels a day, and based on a number of factors has the capacity to transport additional barrels.

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worldpipelines
tallgrassenergylp

ONEOK to Build 900-Mile NGL Pipeline from Rocky Mountain Region

ONEOK announced Thursday that it plans to build a 900-mile natural gas liquids pipeline from eastern Montana to its NGL facilities in Kansas to increase takeaway capacity out of the Rocky Moutain region and meet producer needs.

The $1.4 billion Elk Creek Pipeline system is expected to be in service by the end of 2019 and is designed to transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of unfractionated natural gas liquids. With additional pump facilities, the pipeline will then be designed to transport up to 400,000 barrels per day.

The Elk Creek Pipeline is part of ONEOK's previously announced goal to invest $3 billion to $3.5 billion in capital-growth projects.

ONEOK CEO Terry Spencer said the project will strengthen the company's position in the Bakken, Powder River, and Denver-Julesburg regions.

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NewsOK

Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks, Causes Rupture in Kansas

A natural gas leak caused a pipeline rupture in Lincoln County near Salina, Kansas on Thursday, blowing a 10-feet-wide hole in the affected field area. There was no fire, and no injuries occurred as a result of the rupture.

The Kansas Department of Transportation temporarily closed nearby highways for several hours after the rupture was reported at around 1:00pm on Thursday afternoon.

Northern Natural Gas was notified of the incident. The company shut off gas to the 24-inch, high-pressurized line, which took more than two hours to clear of natural gas.

The cause of explosion is unknown but is being investigated.

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KWCH News
Sunflower State Radio