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Energy company expanding in Cochise County

Posted at 9:07 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 17:55:59-04

Texas-based Kinder Morgan will expand its current operations in Cochise County in a $40 million project that is expected to start next year.

According to the county, after a nearly two-year search for land to build its new natural gas compressor station, Kinder Morgan will build the facility next to its existing Willcox Compressor Station, located on Arzberger Road.

The decision for the expansion followed a long public outreach process, which included input from local vineyards along the Willcox Bench.

Construction of the new station, which will occupy five acres, will cost around $40 million and create 50 construction jobs during the peak of activity. When finished, Kinder Morgan believes the station will generate about $1.1 million of increased annual tax revenue to state and local taxing authorities.