Kinder Morgan and Copano Energy Enter Agreement with Williams Partners

Eagle Ford Gathering LLC joint venture has entered into a long term agreement with Williams Partners to process Eagle Ford Shale gas at Williams Partner’s Markham processing plant:

Eagle Ford Gathering LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and Copano Energy, L.L.C. (NASDAQ: CPNO), today announced a long-term agreement with Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) to process Eagle Ford Shale production at Williams Partners’ Markham processing plant located in Matagorda County, Texas. Eagle Ford Gathering will construct a 7-mile, 20-inch lateral to connect its previously announced crossover pipeline project to the Markham plant and install approximately 3,400 horsepower of compression at a cost of approximately $27 million. The agreement will initially provide Eagle Ford Gathering with 100 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity at the Markham plant, with an option to increase its capacity to up to 200 million cubic feet per day.

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.