Questar seeks approval for Wyoming gas pipeline
Would connect into the proposed Ruby Pipeline
November 11, 2009
According to a story on the Pipelines International website on Tuesday, November 10th, Questar Overthrust Pipeline, a subsidiary of Questar Pipeline, is seeking approval from the United States Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) to construct a 42-mile gas pipeline across southwest Wyoming that would tie into the proposed Ruby Gas Pipeline.
The Queststar Overthrust Pipeline would run west from a compressor station near Rock Springs to Black Fork, Wyoming. It would parallel an existing Questar pipeline that runs from Wamsutter to Blacks Fork and on to Opal. The pipeline would cost approximately $94.3 million to construct and have a capacity of 800 MMcf/d of gas.
The proposed 675-mile Ruby Pipeline is a 42-inch natural gas transmission pipeline that would connect natural gas reserves in the Rocky Mountain region with growing markets in the western United States. It would begin at the Opal Hub in Wyoming and terminate at interconnects near Malin, Oregon. It would have an initial design capacity of up to 1.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and would tranverse portions of four states: Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Oregon. Four compressor stations are proposed for the project: one near the Opal Hub in southwestern Wyoming; one south of Curlew Junction, Utah; one at the mid-point of the project, north of Elko, Nevada; and one in northwestern Nevada. Ruby Pipeline, L.L.C hopes to get approvals to begin construction in early 2010, with an estimated in-service date of March, 2011.
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