Costs of Baja Path Expansion Options

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

From time to time, PG&E's California Gas Transmission receives inquiries regarding the cost to expand the Baja Path. Below is a table showing various expansion options and the associated capital costs (estimates from March of 2007). Although CGT has no current Baja Path expansion plans, we believe others may find this information useful.

Baja Path Expansion Cost Estimates - March 2007

 Supply Location   Delivery Point   Expansion Volume MMcf/day  Cost ($ Millions)
 Topock  Milpitas  70  20
 Topock  Milpitas   200  256
 Topock  Milpitas   400  674
 Essex  Milpitas   200  248
 Essex  Milpitas   400  551
 Daggett   Milpitas   200  248
 Daggett   Milpitas   400  511
 Arvin*  Milpitas   200  120
 Arvin*  Milpitas   400  265
 Kern River Station  Milpitas   200  87
 Kern River Station  Milpitas   400 196
* Arvin is the western most point where the Kern River/Mojave line is in close proximity with Line 300.

The amounts above are Preliminary estimates. Costs could change subject to additional flow analysis, optimization of compression and pipeline size as well as changes in material and construction costs.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please call Roger Graham at 415.973.2293.