Bad weather delays startup of US northeast natgas processing plant

22 April 2014 17:13 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--This year's harsh winter delayed the start-up of Blue Racer Midstream's natural-gas processing unit in West Virginia, the company said late on Monday.

The Natrium II plant was expected to be commissioned in early March. Its capacity is 200 million cubic feet/day (200mcf/day).

It will join Blue Racer's Natium I plant, also at 200mcf/day, in Marshall Country, West Virginia.

For Natrium II, the start-up process is well underway, and it should soon begin operations, the company said.

Processing plants remove natural gas liquids (NGLs) as well as impurities from raw gas. The processed gas can then flow through pipelines and be burned as fuel.

By Al Greenwood