September 10, 2008

Energy Transfer Partners Completes Pipeline Projects in Texas and New Mexico

Energy Transfer Partners has completed the 42-inch Carthage Loop pipeline in Texas and the 36-inch San Juan Loop pipeline in New Mexico that add 875 million cubic feet per day of critical capacity to the partnership's existing transmission systems.

The 32-mile Carthage Loop pipeline, which originates near Minden, Texas and ends near Carthage, Texas provides customers with an additional 500 million cubic feet per day of capacity out of the rapidly expanding production areas of Texas, said Energy Transfer.

The 26-mile San Juan Loop pipeline expansion provides an additional 375 million cubic feet per day of capacity to Transwestern Pipeline Company's existing San Juan Lateral pipeline, bringing its total capacity to 1.6 billion cubic feet per day, added Energy Transfer.

Transwestern Pipeline Company is a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners. The 131-mile San Juan Lateral pipeline extends from Ignacio, Colorado to Thoreau, New Mexico and transports natural gas out of the San Juan Basin producing area located in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado.