Interim Service Begins on Midcontinent Express Pipeline

April 2009 Vol. 236 No. 4

HOUSTON, April 24, 2009 – Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC today announced that Phase 1 began interim service on 266 miles of 42-inch pipeline from the interconnects with Houston Pipe Line Company and Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) located near Paris, Texas, to an interconnect with the Columbia Gulf Pipeline near Delhi, La.

HOUSTON, April 24, 2009 – Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC (MEP) today announced that Phase 1 began interim service on 266 miles of 42-inch pipeline from the interconnects with Houston Pipe Line Company and Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) located near Paris, Texas, in Lamar County, to an interconnect with the Columbia Gulf Pipeline near Delhi, La., in Madison Parish.

The capacity available to Columbia Gulf Pipeline is 641,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/day). MEP will also have primary firm deliveries available to NGPL in Atlanta, Texas. It is anticipated that deliveries to Texas Gas and ANR Pipeline company near Perryville, La., in Ouachita Parish, will be available on or before May 1, 2009, and receipts from Enogex Bennington Bryan and deliveries to CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission near Delhi, La., in Richland Parish, will be available the first half of May 2009.

“The beginning of interim service on MEP is a huge step towards strengthening the nation’s energy infrastructure by providing clean-burning natural gas from the Barnett Shale and Bossier Sands in Texas, the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas and the Woodford Shale in Oklahoma, to Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets,” said Steve Kean, president of Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipelines.