Colorado State Land Board to consider Right-Of-Way permits for Front Range Pipeline

Existing Natural Gas Pipeline on the Lowry Bombing Range

Existing Natural Gas Pipeline on the Lowry Bombing Range – Click to Enlarge

On December 6, 2012 the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners will decide if Right-Of-Way permits on the Lowry Bombing Range will be granted to Front Range Pipeline LLC.

Developed by affiliates of Enterprise Products Partners L.P., Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and DCP Midstream, LLC, the Front Range Pipeline is designed to provide takeaway capacity for growing production of natural gas liquids (NGL) in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin of northeast Colorado.

The Colorado State Land Board Staff recommends that the Board approve Right-Of-Way no. 3553 to Front Range Pipeline for a fifty foot (50’) wide right-of-way that will accommodate a sixteen-inch (16”) high pressured natural gas liquids pipeline. The right-of-way will cross the sections of land that are described in the attached legal descriptions. The associated payment will be $931,982 for a right-of-way with a 30-year term.

Once completed, the Front Range Pipeline will provide producers in the DJ Basin with reliable takeaway capacity and market access to the Gulf Coast, the largest NGL market in the United States.

A binding open commitment period is currently under way to seek shipper commitments for the 150,000 barrels per day (BPD) of initial capacity on the pipeline, which could be readily expanded to approximately 230,000 BPD. The Front Range Pipeline could begin service in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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