The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notice will allow Tres Palacios to start limited operations on a portion of the system. Tres Palacios anticipates receiving FERC permission to commence operations on the rest of the system by the end of August 2008 so that commercial activities may begin in September 2008.

The new salt dome storage facility located in Matagorda County, Texas will be interconnected with 10 interstate and intrastate pipelines.

When all three caverns are placed into service, the facility will offer 36 billion cubic feet (BCF) of working gas capacity to storage customers. The project has been authorized to inject up to 1BCF/d and for the withdrawal of up to 2.5BCF/d.