Kern River Natural Gas
No. 1 Customer Service
150 Employees

From Source to Customer

Designed to serve the growing needs of local distribution companies, electric power generators and industrial users, Kern River Gas Transmission Company is a direct link between the abundant Rocky Mountain natural gas-producing basins and Western markets. Kern River’s interstate natural gas pipeline system includes approximately 1,700 miles of pipeline and 12 fully automated compressor stations.

Since it began operating in 1992, Kern River has demonstrated a strong commitment to customer service, safety and the environment. After completing its award-winning Apex expansion project, Kern River restored the land along the right of way by planting more than 100,000 trees and shrubs to minimize the visual impact of construction in the Wasatch Mountains.

Pipeline
Kern River Gas Service Area
1,700
Miles
Environmental Respect

Kern River has overseen the purchase of more than 290 acres of desert tortoise habitat as part of the Mountain Pass Lateral Project.

Renewable Energy

In a 2013 study by Foster Financial Reports, Kern River ranked first in overall weighted operating efficiency among 28 major natural gas pipelines.

Committed to Safety

The entire Kern River pipeline system is carefully monitored seven days a week, 365 days a year to ensure it continuously meets or exceeds all federal, industry and Kern River standards.

Pipelines

According to the National Transportation Safety Board and the Department of Transportation statistics, pipelines are the safest form of transportation.

Incident Rate

With employees recognizing safety as a top priority, Kern River ended 2015 with zero lost-time, restricted duty and medical treatment incidents resulting in an Occupational Safety and Health Administration incident rate of zero.

Pipe Fabrication

Kern River pipelines are made of heavy-duty welded steel pipe. Representatives inspect the pipe at the steel mills during fabrication to ensure quality standards are met.

2.17b Cubic Feet Per Day
Kern River's design capacity. When converted to megawatts of electricity, this is enough energy to power more than 10 million homes.
12 Compressor Stations
To reduce the effects of friction, four compressor stations are located in Wyoming, five in Utah, two in Nevada and one in California.
384k Horsepower
Total system compression is approximately 384,000 horsepower, of which 368,500 horsepower is mainline compression.
Customer Service

Award-Winning Customer Service

In the 21st Edition Mastio & Company Customer Satisfaction Survey, Kern River ranked first in the regional pipelines category and second among 42 interstate natural gas pipelines overall. Together, with fellow Berkshire Hathaway Energy business Northern Natural Gas, Kern River has ranked first in customer satisfaction in the major organizational group category for 12 years in a row.