October 6, 2008
Chesapeake Energy Signs 10-Year Agreement for Transportation of Natural Gas
Chesapeake Energy has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Chesapeake Energy Marketing, has entered into a 10-year agreement for transportation of 375 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and an option to transport an additional 125 million cubic feet per day on the Fayetteville Express Pipeline.
The Fayetteville Express Pipeline is a new 42-inch, 187-mile pipeline system to be constructed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Energy Transfer Partners.
The pipeline system that will transport natural gas from Chesapeake's Fayetteville Shale play in Arkansas will originate in Conway County, Arkansas, continue eastward through White County, Arkansas and terminate at an interconnect with Trunkline Gas Company in Quitman County, Mississippi.
The system will connect to Chesapeake's natural gas gathering system in the Fayetteville Shale and will include multiple receipt and delivery points. Pending necessary regulatory approvals, the pipeline project is expected to be in service by late 2010 or early 2011.
Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake's CEO, said: "We are pleased to announce that we have secured substantial new takeaway capacity for our Fayetteville Shale production that will provide Chesapeake and our 25% partner, BP America, with improved access to more favorable natural gas markets at an attractive transportation rate."