Tallgrass Energy Partners
Tallgrass Development
Rockies Express Pipeline Zone Three Capacity Enhancement

Rockies Express Pipeline Overview

The Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) is an interstate pipeline spanning nearly 1,700 miles from northwestern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming to eastern Ohio. It provides natural gas transportation services in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, helping to meet our country’s goal of energy independence by linking natural gas supply with demand centers in those states. It is the only U.S. pipeline that links the Rocky Mountain and Appalachian supply basins to consumers across the Midwest and beyond. REX is jointly owned by Tallgrass Development, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Phillips 66. On March 30, 2015, REX filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin the Rockies Express Pipeline Zone Three Capacity Enhancement.

The Rockies Express Pipeline Zone Three Capacity Enhancement

REX Z3 InterconnectsThe Rockies Express Pipeline Zone Three Capacity Enhancement will enable REX to provide customers significant market access diversity by increasing its east-to-west delivery of natural gas from Monroe County, Ohio, to markets in the Midwest, including Chicago and Detroit, as well as traditional Gulf Coast and Southeast markets. New and upgraded facilities associated with this project will create up to 800,000 dekatherms a day of additional natural gas supply from the Appalachian Basin and transport it to high-demand Midwestern gas markets, meeting the energy needs of millions of natural gas consumers. The project would bring the total Zone 3 east-to-west transportation capacity to 2.6 million dekatherms per day. REX expects to add multiple new sources of supply as receipt points into Zone 3 prior to 2016.

The Rockies Express Pipeline Zone Three Capacity Enhancement will consist of constructing three additional compressor stations and adding horse power at two existing compressor stations. The expected bi-directional REX system in Zone 3 would operate flexibly to meet both existing west-to-east firm transportation commitments from the Rockies supply basins and the new and existing demand for east-to-west firm transportation in Zone 3 from Appalachian supply basins. REX has received it's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing construction of the Project, as well as all other applicable permits and approvals and has commenced construction. REX anticpates an in-service date of Q4 2016.

REX has conducted outreach in the local communities affected by construction and expansion to educate community members and answer any questions they may have. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the project.

Why is it important that gas from the Appalachians get to the Midwest?

REX is the only U.S. pipeline that directly links the Rocky Mountain and Appalachian supply basins to natural gas consumers in the Midwest and plays an integral role in furthering our country’s goal of energy independence. The gas REX transports is key to powering the Midwest industrial resurgence and to providing supply to operate new, clean-burning natural gas power plants. This supply also will facilitate the potential natural gas vehicle markets, including refueling stations envisioned along I-70 and I-80.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is REX?
The Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) is an interstate pipeline spanning nearly 1,700 miles from northwestern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming to eastern Ohio. It provides natural gas transportation services in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, helping to meet our country’s goal of energy independence by linking natural gas supply with demand centers in the states it serves. It is the only U.S. pipeline that links the Rocky Mountain and Appalachian supply basins to consumers across the Midwest and beyond. REX is jointly owned by Tallgrass Development, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Phillips 66.
What is the Rockies Express Pipeline Zone Three Capacity Enhancement?
Why is it important that gas from the Appalachian supply basins gets to the Midwest?
Do new facilities have to be built to support this project?
Will you be installing new pipeline as part of this project?
What is a compressor station?
Where are you building the new compressor stations?
When are you building these compressor stations?
Will construction be disruptive to the community?
What economic impact will these stations have on the community?
Will REX hire local crews to do the construction work?
Will REX hire full-time employees to staff these compressor stations once construction is complete?
How noisy is a compressor station?
What are you doing to mitigate noise from the compressor station(s)?
Will these compressor stations have an impact on the air quality in my community?
What does REX do to ensure the safety of its compressor stations?
What happens in an emergency?
How safe is a natural gas compressor station?
How will you ensure the security of the compressor station once it’s operational?
What does a compressor station look like?
Will traffic to and from the compressor station pose a problem to local motorists?

Contact

Rockies Express Pipeline Zone Three Capacity Enhancement
Email: REXCapEnh@tallgrassenergylp.com
Toll free telephone: 877-546-5877
Mailing Address: Attn: Rockies Express Pipeline Zone Three Capacity Enhancement
Land & ROW, 370 Van Gordon Street,
Lakewood, Colorado 80228