Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Placed in Service

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HOUSTON (PLN) — Kinder Morgan announced that the 2 Bcf/d Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) will begin full commercial in-service ahead of schedule today, helping relieve natural gas takeaway constraints and reduce flaring in the Permian Basin.

The pipeline, which is fully subscribed under long-term contracts, will deliver natural gas from the Waha area of the Permian Basin in the West Texas to Aqua Dulce, near the Texas Gulf Coast.

“We are pleased to place GCX in service safely and ahead of schedule for our customers, helping to unlock tremendous value for the State of Texas. I am very proud of our team’s ability to execute. We had over 3,000 contractors deployed at times and more than six million contractor hours worked – all without a major safety incident during the construction phases of the project,” said Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Midstream President Sital Mody.

“With natural gas supplies projected to rise over the next 20 years from supply basins such as the Permian, our strong network of pipelines provides the ability to connect this supply to the growing markets along the Gulf Coast,” Mody said. “We look forward to delivering on additional infrastructure projects in the months to come.”

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, a subsidiary of KMI, owns a 34% interest in GCX and is the operator of the pipeline. Other equity holders include Altus Midstream, DCP Midstream and an affiliate of Targa Resources.

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