Turbine-Powered Compression For Gulf Coast Expansion Project

Map courtesy of Kinder Morgan.

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPC), a Kinder Morgan company, has requested authorization to construct and operate a new compressor station and associated pipeline lateral located in Cass County, Texas, USA (Gulf Coast Expansion Project).

The project will include the construction of a new compressor station in Cass County, as well as modifications to NGPC’s existing compressor station facilities in Victoria, Wharton, and Angelina Counties, Texas, and White County, Arkansas. NGPC will also modify existing valve sites and replace a minimal length of pipeline facilities.

NGPC is also requesting authorization to abandon two compressor units at its Compressor Station 301 in Wharton County, Texas.

The new compressor station, identified as Compressor Station 394 in Cass County, will include the installation of one new 15,900 hp (11,831 kW) Solar Turbines Mars 100 compressor package.

NGPC proposes to provide long-term firm transportation service to two shippers that have subscribed to the capacity created by the proposed project. The project capacity is developed through the integration of existing capacity and expansion capacity of 240,000 Dth/day which will enable NGCP to transport 460,000 Dth/day of natural gas supplies to an existing delivery point and a new delivery point in the South Texas Gulf Coast area.

NGPL filed it application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on August 1, 2016. Pending regulatory approvals, the project is expected to be placed into service in October 2018.