Project Snapshot
Fayetteville Express Pipeline
Facility Type: Pipeline
Scope: New Construction
Owner: Fayetteville Express Pipeline, LLC (KinderMorgan/Energy Transfer JV)
Location: Conway County, Ark. to Panola County, Miss.  United States
Region: North America
Modified:  November 08, 2010


Project description

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) on Oct. 1, 2008, announced their formation of a 50/50 joint venture, Fayetteville Express Pipeline, LLC (FEP).

The Fayetteville Express Pipeline will support growing production from the Fayetteville Shale play in Arkansas. The approximately 185-mile, 42-inch-diameter pipeline will originate in Conway County, Ark., continue eastward through White County, Ark., and terminate at an interconnect with Trunkline Gas Co. in Panola County, Miss.

The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 2.0 billion cubic feet per day. Construction on the approximately $1.25 billion pipeline project began in March 2010. ETP announced on November 8, 2010, that the pipeline would be in service by December 1--completed earlier than expected and under budget. As of November 8, FEP has sold roughly 1.85 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas capacity sold under long-term contracts totaling 10 to 12 years.

According to the JV, the new pipeline will also interconnect with Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America (NGPL) in White County, Ark., Texas Gas Transmission in Coahoma County, Miss., and ANR Pipeline Co. in Quitman County, Miss. NGPL is operated and partially owned by Knight, Inc. Knight owns the general partner of KMP.

  Key Stats
Project type:
new construction
Pipeline type:
natural gas
Capacity:
2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcfd)
Length:
185 miles
Committed capacity:
1.85 bcf/d
Major shippers:
Southwestern Energy Services (1.2M dth/day); Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. (375,000 dth/day with option for additional 125,000 dth/day)
Contractors:
Willbros Group, Inc. and Sheeham Pipe Line Construction Co. (pipeline construction); EMS-USA, Inc. (construction, Russel (Ark.) compressor station); Entergy Transfer Partners (operator, construction management)
In service:
Dec. 1, 2010
Cost:
$1.25B
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Willbros Awards AUT Fayetteville Express NDT Project
May 21, 2010 - AUT Specialists has been awarded spreads 3 and 4 of the Fayetteville Express Project (FEP) by Willbros Construction out of Houston, Texas.
Fayetteville Express Construction Begins
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Fayetteville Express Wins Nod from FERC
Dec 17, 2009 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved its NGA Section 7(c) Certificate Application permitting the construction and operation of the Fayetteville Express Pipeline (FEP).
Willbros To Build Two Spreads of Fayetteville Express
Nov 05, 2009 - Willbros Group, Inc. announced Wednesday that it has been awarded the construction contract for spreads three and four of the Fayetteville Express Pipeline (FEP).
Southwestern To Be 'Foundation Shipper' On Fayetteville Pipeline
Oct 01, 2008 - A wholly owned subsidiary of Southwestern Energy has signed a precedent agreement pursuant to which SES will contract for firm gas transportation services on a proposed new pipeline of Fayetteville Express Pipeline LLC.
Chesapeake Secures Capacity for Fayetteville Shale Production
Oct 01, 2008 - Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. has entered into a ten-year agreement for firm transportation of 375 mmcf per day of natural gas and an option to transport an additional 125 mmcf per day on the Fayetteville Express Pipeline.
Kinder Morgan, ETP Set Open Season for Fayetteville Express
Oct 01, 2008 - Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) on Wednesday announced the two companies have entered into a 50/50 joint venture, Fayetteville Express Pipeline, LLC (FEP), to develop a new pipeline.



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