Kern River Gas Transmission Co., has put its Hunter Park Meter Station at 3500 South and 5850 West into operation and started to supply natural gas to Mountain Fuel Supply Co. through a 16-inch high-pressure pipeline.

Company officials said the new supplies of natural gas could lead to lower rates in the Salt Lake Valley. The facilities are designed to deliver a maximum of 140 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Mountain Fuel plans to use the Kern River gas on an as needed basis.