Tallgrass launches open season for Cheyenne Connector

Midstreamer Tallgrass Energy Partners announced Wednesday an open season to flow natural gas on the proposed Cheyenne Connector pipeline from the Denver-Julesburg Basin to the Rockies Express Pipeline’s Cheyenne Hub just south of the Colorado-Wyoming border.

Cheyenne Connector has signed long-term deals to transport 600 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas with affiliates of Anadarko Petroleum and DCP Midstream, Kallanish Energy reports.

Cheyenne Connector, to be operated by Tallgrass, will be a large-diameter pipeline roughly 70 miles long, with an initial capacity of at least 600 MMcf/d and significant capability for expansion, according to Tallgrass.

“As production increases in the basin, additional pipeline capacity is needed, and by taking gas to the REX Cheyenne Hub, Cheyenne Connector will further link Rockies gas to diverse end-user markets across the country,” said Tallgrass Energy’s chief commercial officer Matt Sheehy.

Tallgrass is jointly developing the pipeline with Anadarko affiliate Western Gas Partners and DCP, both holding an option to invest in Cheyenne Connector at a future date.

Cheyenne Connector is expected to be in service in Q3 2019.