Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) has announced a non-binding open season to gauge interest for its Marcellus lateral project in Canada.
KMP said it will offer a new service for moving natural gas liquids (NGL) from the Marcellus Shale Basin to fractionation plants and petrochemical facilities near Sarnia, Ontario.
KMP will transport the NGLs using 230 miles of new pipeline and its existing Cochin pipeline system.
Based on shipper interest it could move over 150,000 barrels per day, the company said.
The multi-product Cochin pipeline consists of about 1,900 miles of 12in pipeline operating between Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Windsor, Ontario.
The shipments could begin as soon as mid-2012, subject to regulatory approvals and the necessary capital investments.