US Utica East Ohio complex expanding natgas, NGL capacity

12 May 2014 15:47  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Utica East Ohio Midstream will expand its Utica East Ohio (UEO) complex to 1 billion cubic feet/day (bcf/day) of nameplate capacity and processing capacity of more than 1.1 bcf/day, joint venture stakeholder Access Midstream Partners announced on Monday.

Financial details were not disclosed.

The project will include the construction of a second processing train at the Leesville, Ohio, facility and extension of an existing high-pressure pipeline, Access said in a news release.

Additional services also will be added a hub in Harrison County, Ohio, including downstream natural gas liquids (NGL) interconnects and expanded propane and butane storage, Access said.

Previous project plans had capacity reaching 800 million cubic feet/day (mcf/day), a fractionation facility providing 135,000 bbl/day of C2+ capacity and NGL storage capacity of 870,000 bbl.

 “Our investment in this expansion at UEO underscores our belief in the long-term viability of the Utica shale,” said Mike Stice, CEO of Access. “This growth not only significantly increases our capacity but will improve access to downstream liquids markets.

UEO is a joint venture with stakes owned by Access (49%), M3 Midstream (30%) and EV Energy Partners (21%).

By: Jeremy Pafford
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