Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ruby Pipeline

Ruby Pipeline

This is their headquarters
1001 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
PO Box 2511
Houston, TX 77252-2511


Project Summary
To address our nation’s growing demand for natural gas and associated transportation infrastructure, Ruby Pipeline, L.L.C. (Ruby) filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on January 27, 2009, for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the construction and operation of the Ruby Pipeline Project (Project).
The Ruby Pipeline is a win-win project for natural gas consumers and producers. It represents an approximate $3 billion investment in new pipeline infrastructure that will connect clean-burning and competitively priced natural gas reserves in the Rocky Mountain region with growing markets in the western United States.
As proposed, the Project is expected to include approximately 675 miles of 42-inch natural gas transmission pipeline, beginning at the Opal Hub in Wyoming and terminating at interconnects near Malin, Oregon. Contracts for the pipe have been signed and pipeline construction companies have been selected. The Project will have an initial design capacity of up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and will traverse portions of four states: Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon. Four compressor stations are proposed for the project: one near the Opal Hub in southwestern Wyoming; one south of Curlew Junction, Utah; one at the mid-point of the project, north of Elko, Nevada; and one in northwestern Nevada.
Ruby is committed to being the neighbor to have. As part of that vision, the Project will incorporate technology to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and will offset those emissions that cannot be reduced. Environmental reviews conducted during the planning for the Project identified several key areas for special attention or avoidance during construction: big game winter ranges, calving areas, and river crossings, as well as a number of federally protected species. Ruby is continuing to conduct surveys along the proposed route, including archaeological/cultural resource surveys to identify important historic sites, as well as biological and civil surveys. This information, along with stakeholder and community input, will be analyzed and, where needed, appropriate changes will be made to the route. Once the Project is thoroughly reviewed by the FERC in cooperation with state and federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, a certificate of public convenience and necessity may be granted and construction could begin in early 2010. The estimated in-service date is March 2011.
El Paso Corporation, parent company of Ruby Pipeline, L.L.C., provides natural gas and related energy products in a safe, efficient, and dependable manner. The company owns North America’s largest interstate natural gas pipeline system and one of North America’s largest independent natural gas producers. For more information, visit, or call our toll free telephone number 1-866-683-5587.


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