The Ruby Pipeline is a 670-mile interstate pipeline that will extend from the Opal Hub in Wyoming to a pipeline interconnect at Malin, Oregon, near California’s northern border.

The 42-inch diameter pipeline will have an initial design capacity of between 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and 1.5Bcf/d, depending on the final level of customer commitments, and is expected to be in service by March 2011.

El Paso is in discussions to obtain additional commitments for the pipeline and plans to file a certificate application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in January 2009. The capital cost of the pipeline will be approximately $3 billion.