Emissions Case Study
Title: EXTERRAN / TRES PALACIOS
Date : 03-04-2009
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Tres Palacios Gas Storage LLC has begun operations of its first of three salt caverns developed for use as a high performance natural gas storage and for hub services. This first cavern provides up to 12 BCF of gas storage. Once the other two caverns have been completed, the working gas capacity of the facility will be 36.62 BCF.
Type of Facility: Underground Salt Caverns Location: Matagorda & Wharton County, Texas
The storage facility, located in Matagorda County, Texas is utilizing existing underground salt caverns on the Markham Dome. The current facility design is permitted for up to 48,000 HP of compression, providing customers commercial flexibility, with a maximum daily withdrawal rate 012.5 Bcf and a maximum daily injection rate of 1 Bcf.
The header system inicudes 41.72 miles of looped bi-directional pipeline and is connected to ten interstate and intrastate pipeline systems.
Given that the company is pipeline and market indifferent, Tres Palacios storage customers have use of substantial pipeline header flexibility and interconnectivity within their storage rate.
As part of its FERC authorization, Tres Palacios has the authority to charge market-based rates for all proposed storage, park-and-loan, wheeling and other hub services. Tres Palacios is the first of two Texas independent storage operators to be fully regulated by the FERC.
El-Directional Pipeline Interconnections: 10
* Tennessee Gas
* Transco Florida Gas
* KM Texas TETCO
* Enterprise Texas (Valero)
* Enterprise Intrastate (Channel)
* Central Texas Gathering System
Taps but not Interconnect (FERC Permitted): 3
* KM Texas
* GO Smit