Kinder Morgan - Copano Energy Open Eagle Ford Rich Gas System

Kinder Morgan and Copano Energy's Eagle Ford Shale joint venture began gas flows on its rich gas gathering system in August. Plans include more than 400 miles of pipe and more than 700 mmcfd of processing capacity. A condensate line that will traverse much of south Texas is slated to open in mid 2012. 

In our natural gas pipeline segment, certainly the developments in the Eagle Ford continue to be really doing very well. Eagle Ford Gathering which is a joint venture between ourselves and Copano Energy in South Texas, initiated flow on our rich gas gathering system on August 1.

Currently the joint venture expects to have about 400 miles of pipelines with capacity together and process over 700 million cubic feet per day, by early 2012. If you include 50% interest in the joint venture, but not including the crude condensate line, our natural gas pipeline segment has committed about $200 million to expansion projects in the Eagle Ford Shale play. And we continue to make progress on our straight Condensate line which we expect to go and service in mid 2012, that will actually be a part of our products pipeline segment.

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