Kinder Morgan Continues Marcellus/Utica Ramp-up…in Texas!

Kinder Morgan, the country’s largest midstream (pipeline) company, seems to have “all of a sudden” woken up to the opportunities in the Utica and Marcellus Shale. Last week alone they announced a $150 million upgrade to their Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) from “north to south” to cart away more Utica/Marcellus gas, a $74 million expansion of the TGP westward and on up to Canada (the Niagara expansion), and a new natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline from the Utica to Sarnia, Canada called UTOPIA (see MDN’s Kinder Morgan category for the rapidly growing list of KM stories).

It seems KM was not done! On Friday, the company issued yet another press release, this one announcing the expansion of fractionation plants in Texas. Why? To handle NGLs that will be pipelined from the Utica and Marcellus to the Gulf Coast. Seems you can’t get away from the Utica/Marcellus–even in Texas! Here’s the details from KM…

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