The Kern River Gas Transmission Company pipeline system transports natural
gas from the vast reserves in the Rocky Mountain states to growing markets
in Utah, Nevada and California.
Kern River has a design capacity of 2.2 billion cubic feet per day – enough
to serve more than 10 million typical residential natural gas customers per
Pipeline Length and Size
The Kern River system totals approximately 1,700 pipeline miles, of which
1,300 miles are 36-inch-diameter steel pipe.
The Kern River system has 12 compressor stations – four in Wyoming,
five in Utah, two in Nevada and one in California. Total system compression
is approximately 384,220 horsepower.
Kern River's History
||Original pipeline system placed in-service
||California action project placed in-service
||2002 expansion project placed in-service
||High Desert lateral and meter station placed in-service
||Bighorn lateral and meter station placed in-service
||2003 expansion project placed in-service
||2010 expansion project placed in-service
||Apex expansion project construction began
||Mountain Pass lateral project placed in-service
Mountain Pass Lateral Project
In 2012, Kern River completed construction of the Mountain Pass
lateral project, which provides natural gas supply to Molycorp
Minerals LLC’s Mountain Pass rare earth mine. The project will
provide nearly 24.3 million cubic feet per day of natural gas
transmission capacity for use in Molycorp Minerals’ on-site power
generation and steam production.