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Kern River Gas Transmission Company

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.

Design Capacity
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 day.

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.

Compressor Stations
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
February 1992 Original pipeline system placed in-service
July 2001 California action project placed in-service
May 2002 2002 expansion project placed in-service
August 2002 High Desert lateral and meter station placed in-service
December 2002 Bighorn lateral and meter station placed in-service
May 2003 2003 expansion project placed in-service
April 2010 2010 expansion project placed in-service
October 2010 Apex expansion project construction began
June 2012 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.