ONEOK Inc. plans to invest $1.4 billion to construct a new pipeline, and related infrastructure, to transport natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Rocky Mountain region to the company’s existing Mid-Continent NGL facilities.
The Elk Creek Pipeline – a 900-mile, 20-inch pipeline that is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 – will have the capacity to transport up to 240 Mbpd of unfractionated NGLs from near the company’s Riverview terminal in eastern Montana to Bushton, KS. The Elk Creek Pipeline is expected to cost $1.2 billion, with related infrastructure costs expected to total $200 million. The pipeline will have the capability to be expanded to 400 Mbpd with additional pump facilities.
The Elk Creek Pipeline is anchored by long-term contracts with terms ranging between 10 to 15 years totaling 100 Mbpd, which is supported primarily by minimum volume commitments.