Tallgrass Presents Prairie State Pipeline Plan

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Tallgrass Development LP announced that it intends to pursue the development of a new natural gas pipeline, the Prairie State Pipeline, with ownership participation by Tallgrass and AGL Resources Inc. Tallgrass and AGL also announced a non-binding open season for natural gas market participants to move gas from supply connections in central Illinois to the Chicago Market Center and points in between. The project is accepting non-binding bids for long-term firm transportation capacity on the project.
  Prairie State Pipeline is expected to have a total capacity between 1.2 Bcf/d and 1.5 Bcf/d and has already received an expression of interest for a commitment of 400 MMcf/d. Prairie State Pipeline will provide additional supply diversity and access to the Illinois and Midwest markets, while increasing reliability through new infrastructure construction. Prairie State Pipeline anticipates an in-service date of Nov. 1, 2017.
  When complete, Prairie State Pipeline is expected to consist of nearly 140 miles of large diameter pipeline running in a generally north-south orientation, to connect interstate pipelines in Douglas County, IL, to gas distribution systems, natural gas storage fields and interstate pipeline companies in the Chicago Market Center. Prairie State Pipeline expects to provide unique access to more than 4 Bcf/d of delivery points. Potential delivery points include city-gate and storage interconnects with Nicor Gas, The Peoples Gas Light and Coke Co., Ameren, North Shore Gas Co. and possible interstate pipeline interconnects with ANR Pipeline, Guardian Pipeline, Northern Border Pipeline, Horizon Pipeline, Alliance Pipeline and Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America.