Southern Star to expand Straight Blackwell

Southern Star announced the expansion of firm transportation capacity on its Straight Blackwell line segment in western Oklahoma. This announcement follows a successful binding Open Season last fall, which resulted in two conforming bids. Southern Star has now successfully executed precedent agreements with two shippers for a total of 225,000 Dth/d of firm transportation service.

"This project helps us serve the growing Oklahoma production corridor including the Mississippi Lime Play with access to markets in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri and access to other intrastate and interstate pipelines," said Southern Star President and CEO, Jerry Morris. "These new regional supplies support our effort to add to the reliability, security and diversity of gas supply on our gas transportation system."

The firm transportation agreements and the in-service date for the facilities will be effective October 1, 2014.