Kinder Morgan boost gas storage capacity in Texas
US pipeline company Kinder Morgan has announced plans to expand the working gas storage capacity at its Markham facility in Matagorda County along the Texas Gulf Coast. To that end, it will lease an additional storage cavern under an agreement with Underground Services Markham, part of Texas Brine Company. The cavern will help provide more than 6 billion cubic feet of incremental working gas storage capacity and 650 million cubic feet per day of incremental withdrawal capacity on KMI’s extensive Texas intrastate pipeline system. Anchor shippers have subscribed to approximately half of the available capacity under long-term agreements and the commercial in-service date for the project is January 2024.