LAS LVA Pipeline – Harry Reid International Airport

Providing infrastructure improvements at Harry Reid International's two fuel storage facilities to support increased receiving capacity for future demand in Las Vegas.

With our clients, local government partners and industry peers, Argus Consulting recently celebrated the commissioning of the pipeline with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Fuel had previously been delivered to the Las Vegas metroplex via a 235-mile 8-inch dedicated Jet-A pipeline, owned and operated by Kinder Morgan. Routed adjacent to the 8-inch dedicated pipeline, is a 14-inch multiproduct pipeline. The pipelines run from Colton, California, to terminal facilities in North Las Vegas. A dedicated lateral pipeline connects to the dedicated Jet-A 8-inch mainline at a breakout facility at Bracken Junction and supplies jet fuel to the airport.

To support the increasing demand for Jet-A fuel at LAS, the Airline Consortium evaluated various scenarios to receive fuel into the future. The existing 8-inch dedicated Jet-A mainline had insufficient capacity to support the anticipated growth of fuel demand at LAS. Argus was retained by the airline consortium to provide technical support during negotiations with Kinder Morgan, assist in the development and analysis of a variety of pipeline alternatives and evaluate the infrastructure improvements that will be required at the two airport storage facilities to support the increased receiving capacity.

Serving as the Program Manager throughout the multi-year endeavor

Ultimately, the Airline Consortium elected to negotiate a connection agreement with Kinder Morgan and to construct a new 3.6-mile pipeline spur off of both Kinder Morgan pipelines and into new receiving infrastructure at the airport fuel storage facility. In this way, LAS can source fuel off of both the 8-inch and 14-inch pipelines. The new pipeline extends through downtown Las Vegas and includes crossing under Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard. This project is unique in that the Consortium will own the DOT pipeline.

Argus serves as the Program Manager representing the Consortium throughout this multi-year program and continues management of the overall program schedule and budget. Following construction, Argus will continue to support the Consortium in an advisory role to ensure assets are being properly maintained and generally in compliance with DOT requirements.