Perusahaan California telah mengusulkan untuk membangun fasilitas penampungan gas alam di lahan gas Ten Section yang kosong 10 mil barat daya Bakersfield yang akan menyertakan service pada bulan Januari 2012.

Tricor Ten Section Hub LLC said the field would have 22.4 bcf of working gas capacity and 10.1 bcf of base gas. It said the field would provide four high-speed cycles per year with a maximum withdrawal rate of 1 bcfd and a maximum injection rate of 0.8 bcfd.

An application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the field will initially connect with the Kern River-Mojave interstate pipeline.

Later potential tie-ins with California’s two intrastate systems, Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Co., would give the hub a “combined lateral surrounding optionality” of more than 4 bcfd.

Tricor started an open season for Ten Section’s capacity on June 1. It asked that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issue a certificate by February 2010.

Ten Section field was discovered in 1936.