Southern Star Announces an Open Season for the 2014 System Expansion
OWENSBORO, Ky., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star) is pleased to announce the commencement of a binding Open Season for additional firm transportation capacity in its Production and Market Areas.
The 2014 System Expansion will involve expanding the capacity of Southern Star’s system to provide incremental firm transportation service from existing or new receipt points to existing or new delivery points in both the Production and Market areas of the Southern Star system. This proposed expansion will connect growing gas supplies with access to growing markets in Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas as well as to other intrastate and interstate pipelines. This proposed expansion further offers shippers impacted by this past winter an opportunity to mitigate future capacity shortfalls.
Southern Star invites parties interested in firm transportation capacity available through the expansion described herein to submit bids by 4 p.m. CDT on May 7, 2014.
The binding bid(s) received during this Open Season will assist Southern Star in determining whether to pursue the proposed expansion and defining the final parameters of such expansion. If it decides to move forward after evaluating the binding bids, Southern Star will, subject to FERC approval, install the necessary facilities to serve all or a portion of the requested capacity. If a Binding Open Season is successful, Southern Star anticipates service provided through the proposed expansion to begin November 1, 2015.
Southern Star is also interested in receiving non-binding bids for capacity.
Additional information regarding the project may be obtained by contacting Philip Rullman at (270) 852-4440, Jim Neukam at (270) 852-4665, or Pat Coomes at (270) 852-4552. Interested parties may access Open Season information at: http://csi.sscgp.com/ under the “Open Season Information” tab in the Informational Postings on CSI.
About Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. is an interstate natural gas transmission system headquartered in Owensboro, KY, spanning approximately 6,000 miles in the Midwest and mid-continent regions of the United States. Southern Star’s pipeline facilities are located throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado and Texas. It serves metropolitan areas in Missouri (Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, St. Joseph and Joplin), Kansas (Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka and Lawrence) and Oklahoma (Oklahoma City). For additional information about Southern Star, please visit www.sscgp.com.
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