Kinder Morgan’s plan to expand the working gas storage capacity at its Markham Storage facility in Texas is a significant move that will provide much-needed support to Texas customers, especially during severe weather events. The new cavern leasing agreement with Underground Services Markham will add more than 6 billion cubic feet of incremental working gas storage capacity and 650 million cubic feet per day of incremental withdrawal capacity to Kinder Morgan’s extensive Texas intrastate pipeline system.

The expansion project comes after Winter Storm Uri highlighted the critical role of KMI’s storage portfolio in supplying human needs customers in Texas and providing supply to numerous electric generation facilities during the storm. With this expansion, Kinder Morgan will be better equipped to provide natural gas storage solutions to support Texas’ ability to respond to energy crises and ensure energy reliability as renewables become a greater portion of the state’s energy mix.

Prior to the expansion, Markham had 21.8 Bcf of working gas storage capacity with peak delivery of 1.1 Bcf/day of natural gas with multiple receipt and delivery points on KMI’s nearly 7,000-mile Texas intrastate system. Interested shippers can obtain more information by contacting Larry Bell, chief commercial officer of intrastate pipelines in KMI’s Midstream Group. The expansion project is expected to be completed by January 2024, with commercial in-service starting at the same time.

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1st June 2023