As part of the deal, Kinder Morgan Cochin will develop, construct, own and operate a 210-mile, 10in pipeline from multiple fractionation facilities in Harrison county, Ohio, to Kinder Morgan’s Cochin pipeline near Riga, Michigan.

The proposed Kinder Morgan Utica to Ontario Pipeline Access (UTOPIA), which is worth about $300m, will transport previously refined or fractionated natural gas liquids (NGLs), including ethane and propane.

Beginning in July 2014, construction will continue on the Cochin Reversal project, which will supply light condensate from Kankakee county, Illinois to existing terminal facilities near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

Natural Gas Liquids business development president Don Lindley said the company will continuously provide a pipeline transportation solution for the growing Ontario market.

"This proposal will complement our existing transportation solutions for NGLs produced in the Utica, allowing producers to choose between mixed NGLs to the Gulf Coast or previously fractionated NGLs to nearby demand centers," Lindley added.