Egan Hub Partners, a subsidiary of NiSource, filed a request at
FERC recently to expand the operating capacity of its existing
storage facility in Acadia Parish, LA from 15.5 Bcf to 21 Bcf. The
company wants a FERC decision by Sept. 1 so that some or all of the
expansion can be online during the 2000-2001 heating season. Egan
said the expansion is necessary because of the large number of
requests from customers for additional storage service. It expects
that the expanded capacity will be fully subscribed and says it can
provide the identity of customers with which it is discussing
incremental service, if the Commission requests such information.
The company's two existing salt dome caverns will be enlarged from
7.75 Bcf to 10.5 Bcf and compression will be added, boosting
deliverability from 750 MMcf/d to 800 MMcf/d.
Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. is expanding capacity at
its Bridgeport, TX, processing plant northwest of Fort Worth from
210 to 310 MMcf/d. The expansion will handle rapidly rising gas
supplies from accelerated drilling by the company and other
producers. Daily rich gas volumes delivered to Bridgeport are
expected to increase from 205 MMcf to almost 300 MMcf during the
next three years. Likewise, gas liquids production from the plant
would increase from 19,000 b/d to more than 27,000 b/d.
Construction is to begin in July, and start-up is targeted for
December. Project cost will be $15 million, increasing the
company's capital budget to $236 million. "The Bridgeport plant
will be capable of 90% ethane recovery and will use minimum fuel
and power," said CEO George P. Mitchell.
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