Energy Transfer Partners Completes Texas Independence Pipeline

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Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has completed the 160-mile Texas Independence Pipeline. This new natural gas pipeline increases the Partnership’s take away capacity in Texas by an incremental 1.1 Bcf/d. Energy Transfer operates the largest intrastate pipeline system in Texas, with nearly 8,000 miles of pipeline in the state.

The company has also completed the Rulison expansion project in Colorado. These projects are important parts of the Partnership’s overall expansion efforts to increase the take away capacity of its pipeline systems nationwide.

The 42-inch Texas Independence natural gas pipeline serves the Bossier and Barnett Shale natural gas resource plays in east and north central Texas. Originating just west of Maypearl, TX and ending near Henderson, TX, the Texas Independence Pipeline connects the Partnership’s existing central and north Texas infrastructure to its east Texas pipeline network. With the addition of compression, the project may be expanded to transport natural gas volumes in excess of 1.75 Bcf/d.

“The completion of the Texas Independence Pipeline is another exciting milestone for us as it is our third 42-inch natural gas pipeline in Texas that allows natural gas from Waha, the Barnett Shale and Bossier Sands to reach markets throughout east and southeast Texas,” said Roy Patton, Senior Vice President – Commercial, Energy Transfer Partners.

The Rulison expansion project includes the 10-mile, 24-inch Rulison pipeline and the Holmes Mesa compressor station in Garfield County, CO.  The Rulison pipeline will initially add more than 70 MMcf/d of capacity, with the ability to expand to more than 200 MMcf/d in the future.

The Holmes Mesa compressor station has more than 9,000 horsepower of compression.