Kinder Morgan Energy Partners announced that KMP’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) has awarded Antero Resources 100% of the capacity offered in TGP’s binding open season for its proposed Broad Run Flexibility and Broad Run Expansion Projects.

"We are extremely pleased to award this capacity to Antero Resources and look forward to a long-term, mutually beneficial business relationship," said Kinder Morgan East Region Natural Gas Pipeline President Kimberly S. Watson.

"The results of the Broad Run open season demonstrate that demand for clean, efficient natural gas is continuing to drive production growth in the Marcellus, Utica and other shale resource plays, and that our assets are well positioned to serve those plays. The capacity subscribed in this open season also underscores continued growth in Gulf Coast consumption markets and the need for more supply for processing, fractionation and liquefaction, and other end uses in the area."

A 790,000 Dth/d precedent agreement with Antero Resources consists of two components:

The Broad Run Flexibility Project provides 590,000 Dth/d of firm transportation capacity from TGP’s Broad Run Lateral in TGP Zone 3 to mutually agreeable delivery points in TGP Zone 1. The anticipated in-service date of the Broad Run Flexibility Project is 1 November, 2015.

The Broad Run Expansion Project provides an incremental 200,000 Dth/d of firm transportation capacity on the same capacity path. The anticipated in-service date of the Broad Run Expansion Project is Nov. 1, 2017.