Kinder Morgan Inc. has started transporting Powder River Basin crude oil on its new Double H pipeline system in Wyoming. The company announced Aug. 10 that the Powder River Basin volumes have begun shipping through a newly constructed connection near Douglas, Wyoming, for deliveries to Guernsey, Wyoming, increasing its system capacity to approximately 99,000 barrels per day (bpd).
The Powder River Basin project is the result of the successful open season held earlier this year on the local Double H pipeline and the joint Hiland/Pony Express systems which resulted in additional commitments to the Double H pipeline from sources in North Dakota and Wyoming.
“We are pleased to provide service to Powder River Basin producers with efficient pipeline access to attractive markets while increasing the total system capacity on Double H,” said Don Lindley, president of Natural Gas Liquids, Products Pipelines for Kinder Morgan. “The system has the capability to be expanded further, and we will continue to pursue additional growth opportunities in the Bakken and the Powder River Basin.”
Kinder Morgan’s Double H pipeline is supplied by the Market Center Gathering system in the Bakken and terminates near Guernsey. The 485-mile pipeline transports crude oil from the Dore Terminal in North Dakota and the Albin Terminal in Montana to Guernsey. At Guernsey, Double H anticipates placing delivery connections to the Plains All American Pipeline, Guernsey Station and Sinclair Guernsey Terminal into service in the third quarter of 2015 to provide increased connectivity to local and regional markets. Shippers also have access via an interconnect with the Pony Express Pipeline for transportation to the Phillips 66 Refinery in Ponca City, Oklahoma, or the Deeprock Terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma. Double H was placed in service in February.