Energy Transfer completes pipelines

Energy Transfer Partners has announced the completion of two natural gas pipeline projects. One of the pipelines is the 42in Carthage Loop, which originates near Minden, Texas and ends near Carthage, Texas, US. It provides customers with an additional 500 million cuft per day of capacity out of the rapidly expanding production areas of Texas. The 160mi, 42in Texas Independence Pipeline, scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2009, will connect to the Carthage Loop. The second pipeline is the 26mi 36in San Juan Loop pipeline in New Mexico, US. The San Juan Loop pipeline expansion provides an additional 375 million cuft per day of capacity to Transwestern Pipeline Company’s existing San Juan Lateral pipeline, bringing its total capacity to 1.6 billion cu/ft per day. The San Juan Loop is the first phase of the previously announced Phoenix Expansion project that also includes the construction of a new 260mi Phoenix Lateral pipeline designed to serve both residential and industrial customers in the high-growth Phoenix market. The Phoenix Lateral is expected to be in service in the second half of 2008.

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