Black Hills Energy natural gas customers in Kansas will benefit from the company’s purchase of a 50-mile segment of natural gas transmission pipeline from Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
The pipeline stretches from Hugoton to Liberal providing service to industrial and irrigation customers. The pipeline will also provide alternate supplies of natural gas to Black Hills Energy existing customers in this area.
“This purchase will streamline processes for maintaining safe, reliable natural gas service to our customers along this pipeline,” said Lon Meyer, Black Hills Energy’s interim general manager for Kansas gas operations. “Our employees are excited to start building relationships with new customers we now serve as part of this transaction. Our current customers will benefit from a heightened level of reliable service, and irrigators in Seward and Stevens counties now have access to a new supply of natural gas.”
Black Hills Energy employees serve approximately 35,000 residential, business and irrigation customers throughout southwest Kansas. Employees based in the Liberal office will provide service to customers along the newly acquired pipeline. The company also has offices in Dodge City and Garden City serving the region.
The transaction follows required approval from the Kansas Corporation Commission. “Black Hills is a strong, stable company and we’re always open to discussing opportunities for growth,” Meyer said. “We are dedicated to providing an exceptional value to our natural gas customers throughout Kansas and in Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska.”