Southern Star Announces an Open Season for the Straight Blackwell Expansion Project

Additional firm transportation capacity originating in western Oklahoma

Nov 19, 2012, 10:00 ET from Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.

OWENSBORO, Ky., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star) is pleased to announce the commencement of an Open Season for additional firm transportation capacity originating in western Oklahoma.

The Straight Blackwell Expansion will involve expanding the capacity of Southern Star's system beginning in Texas County, Oklahoma, along the Straight Blackwell Line (Line Segment 315) extending east to its Blackwell Compressor Station, located in Kay County, Oklahoma. This proposed expansion will serve the growing western Oklahoma production corridor including the Granite Wash, Cleveland/Tonkawa and Mississippi Lime areas with access to markets in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri as well as access to other intrastate and interstate pipelines.

Southern Star invites parties interested in firm transportation capacity on the Straight Blackwell Expansion Project to submit bids by 5 p.m. CST on December 7, 2012.

The binding bid(s) received during this Open Season will assist Southern Star in determining whether to pursue the proposed expansion and in defining the final parameters of such expansion. If it decides to move forward after evaluating the binding bids, Southern Star will, subject to FERC approval, install the necessary facilities to serve all or a portion of the requested capacity. If a Binding Open Season is successful, Southern Star anticipates service provided through the proposed expansion to begin October 1, 2013.

Additional information regarding the project may be obtained by contacting Philip Rullman at (270) 852-4440, Jim Neukam at (270) 852-4665, Pat Coomes at (270) 852-4552, Robbie Clark at (270)-852-4577, or Dale Sanders at (270) 852-4666. Interested parties may access Open Season information at: under the "Open Season" tab in the Informational Postings on CSI.

About Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. is an interstate natural gas transmission system headquartered in Owensboro, KY, and spanning approximately 6,000 miles in the Midwest and mid-continent regions of the United States. Southern Star's pipeline facilities are located throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado and Texas. It serves metropolitan areas in Missouri (Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, St. Joseph and Joplin), Kansas (Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka and Lawrence) and Oklahoma (Oklahoma City). For additional information about Southern Star, please visit



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Jim Neukam

Pat Coomes

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Strategic Planning

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