Ruby Gas Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Opal Hub in Wyoming
  • Destination: Malin, Oregon
  • Ownership: Kinder Morgan
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  • Length: kilometres (675 miles)
  • Capacity: 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)
  • Status: Planned


  • Ruby Pipeline, owned and operated by Kinder Morgan, Inc., is a 680-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline system that extends from Wyoming to Oregon providing natural gas supplies from the major Rocky Mountain basins to consumers in California, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest.
  • It is supplied via the Opal Natural Gas Hub and delivers via the Malin Center Natural Gas Hub
  • The pipeline has an initial design capacity of up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and traverses portions of four states: Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon.
  • There are Four compressor stations: one near the Opal Natural Gas Hub in southwestern Wyoming; one south of Curlew Junction, Utah; one at the mid-point of the project, north of Elko, Nevada; and one in northwestern Nevada.


  • 2010 - FERC approval given to the project
  • 2011 - Ruby pipeline enters services
  • 2014 - Veresen acquires a 50% stake


  1. EIA Natural Gas Pipeline Projects
  2. Kinder Morgan, Ruby
  3. Ruby Pipeline ramps up rapidly to supply natural gas to Northern California
  4. Ruby natural gas pipeline begins service today (July 28, 2011)
  5. Veresen Announces US$1.425 Billion Acquisition of 50% Interest in the Ruby Pipeline and Acquisition Financing

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