ETP lets contract for Red River natural gas pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) has let a contract to a unit of Willbros Group Inc.’s oil and gas segment for the construction of a portion of its Red River Gathering Pipeline. The scope of work includes construction of 97 miles of 30-in. OD pipeline from Ardmore, Okla., to Denton, Tex. Construction will begin this month.

Red River, which also includes 10 miles of 24-in. OD line, starts in Carter County, Okla., and will have an initial capacity of 450 MMcfd, with anticipated capacity expansion to beyond 550 MMcfd. ETP expects the pipeline to enter service in the fourth quarter.

ETP last year entered into a long-term, fee-based agreement with XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corp., to provide natural gas gathering, processing, and transportation services from both the Woodford and Barnett shale regions. The Red River pipeline is part of this project, with ETP also building a new 200 MMcfd cryogenic processing plant at its existing Godley processing facility in Johnson County, Tex.

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