Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (the Partnership), incorporated on December 5, 2007, is a limited partnership company operating a portfolio of pipelines, storage and related midstream assets. The Partnership is engaged in regulated interstate gas transportation and storage services for local distribution companies (LDCs), marketers and industrial and commercial customers located in northeastern, mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and southern states, and the District of Columbia along with unregulated businesses that include midstream services, including gathering, treating, conditioning, processing, compression and liquids handling, and development of mineral rights positions. The Company owns, operates and develops a portfolio of pipelines, storage and related midstream assets. The Company has a general partner interest in CPG OpCo LP (Columbia OpCo), as well as a limited partner interest in Columbia OpCo, a limited partnership that owns the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Columbia Energy Group (CEG), including approximately 15,000 miles of interstate pipelines, and operates an underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 300 million dekatherms (MMDth) of working gas capacity.
Through the Partnership's subsidiaries, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, (Columbia Gas Transmission), Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gulf) and Columbia Midstream Group, LLC (Columbia Midstream), Columbia OpCo owns and operates an interstate pipeline network extending from the Gulf of Mexico to New York and the eastern seaboard. Together, these companies serve customers in over 15 northeastern, mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and southern states and the District of Columbia. Its customer mix for natural gas transportation services include LDCs, municipal utilities, direct industrial users, electric power generators, marketers, producers and Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters. Its customers for its midstream operations consist of natural gas producers.
Columbia Gas Transmission owns and operates a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated interstate natural gas transportation pipeline and storage system, which operates as a means to transport gas from the Gulf Coast, via Columbia Gulf, from various pipeline interconnects, and from production areas in the Appalachia region to markets in the Midwest, Atlantic and northeast regions. Columbia Gas Transmission's pipeline system consists of approximately 11,270 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline. It has a transportation capacity of approximately 10 million dekatherms per day (MMDth/d), transports an average of approximately 4.0 MMDth/d and serves communities in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Columbia Gas Transmission owns and leases approximately 819,500 acres of underground storage, 3,430 storage wells, which includes over 35 storage fields in over four states with approximately 627.5 MMDth in total operational capacity, with approximately 290 MMDth of working gas capacity.
The Columbia Gulf pipeline system is a FERC-regulated interstate natural gas transportation pipeline system, which consists of approximately 3,340 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline. The system offers shippers access to over two market hubs, which include the Columbia Gulf Mainline Pool and the Columbia Gulf Onshore Pool. In addition, Columbia Gulf interconnects with the Henry Hub in South Louisiana and the Columbia Gas Transmission Pool near Leach, Kentucky. Through its interstate and intrastate pipeline interconnections, Columbia Gulf provides upstream supply to serve markets in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Florida and southeast. The Company owns an ownership interest in Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C., which transports an average of 1.1 MMDth/d of natural gas primarily sourced from the Marcellus shale to markets across southern New York and the lower Hudson Valley, as well as to the New York City market through its pipeline interconnections. The Millennium Pipeline system consists of approximately 250 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline and over three compressor stations with over 43,000 horsepower of installed capacity. Columbia Gas Transmission acts as operator of Millennium Pipeline and DTE Millennium Company and National Grid Millennium LLC, each own an equal remaining share of Millennium Pipeline.
The Company owns an ownership interest in Hardy Storage Company, LLC, which owns an underground natural gas storage field in Hardy and Hampshire counties in West Virginia. Columbia Gas Transmission serves as operator of Hardy Storage. Hardy Storage has a working storage capacity of approximately 10 MMDth and the ability to deliver approximately 176,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d). Columbia Hardy Corporation, a subsidiary of CEG, and Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. own ownership interest in Hardy Storage. The Company, through its ownership interests in Columbia OpCo, owns the gathering, processing and other assets. Columbia Midstream provides natural gas producer services, including gathering, treating, conditioning, processing, compression and liquids handling in the Appalachian Basin.
Columbia Midstream owns approximately 120 miles of natural gas gathering pipeline and one compressor station with over 6,800 horsepower of installed capacity and also owns an ownership interest in Pennant Midstream LLC, which owns approximately 50 miles of wet natural gas gathering pipeline infrastructure, a cryogenic plant and an approximately 40 miles natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline. Columbia Energy Ventures, LLC (CEVCO) manages the Columbia OpCo's mineral rights positions in the Marcellus and Utica shale areas. CEVCO owns production rights to approximately 460,000 acres and has sub-leased the production rights in over three storage fields, and has also contributed its production rights in one other field.
Columbia Pipeline Partners LP
5151 San Felipe St Ste 2500
HOUSTON TX 77056-3639
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