Kinder Morgan Inc. announced Dec. 17 a successful open season on its Roanoke Expansion projects on the Plantation Pipe Line System. Following the open season, Plantation Pipe Line secured long-term committed volumes of 20,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Plantation Pipe Line Co.’s investment in the project is approximately $49 million. In addition, Kinder Morgan Southeast Terminal’s (KMST) investment, fully backed by 10,000 bpd of long-term committed volumes, is approximately $9 million.
“We are pleased with the successful Plantation Pipe Line open season and the opportunity to invest expansion capital to serve the Roanoke area’s needs with reliable transportation and storage services in projects that meet our investment criteria,” said James Holland, president, Kinder Morgan Products Pipelines.
With the successful open season, Plantation Pipe Line will submit the Petition for Declaratory Order (PDO) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval of commercial terms for the project. Pending all regulatory approvals, the project is expected to be in full service by April 1, 2020.
The Plantation Pipe Line Roanoke Expansion will provide approximately 21,000 bpd of incremental refined petroleum products capacity on Plantation from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Collins, Mississippi, origin points to the Roanoke, Virginia, area. The expansion will primarily consist of additional pump capacity and operational storage on the Plantation system.
The KMST expansion will provide approximately 10,000 bpd of incremental refined product throughput capacity at the terminals.