Honeywell said its UOP Russell business will provide a third cryogenic natural gas processing plant in the Permian Basin of West Texas to Brazos Midstream Holdings LLC. The high-recovery 200 MMcf/d plant, to be called Comanche III, will extract natural gas liquids from gas produced in the Southern Delaware Basin, Honeywell said. Brazos Midstream subsidiaries purchased Callon Petroleum Co.'s natural gas gathering system in October and signed a long-term, fee-based agreement with the producer for gathering and processing services. The gathering system was to connect to Brazos' existing system and Comanche II, a 200 MMcf/d natural gas processing plant under construction in Reeves County, which would boost total operating capacity to 260 MMcf/d. Last May, the company began operations at Comanche I (60 MMcf/d) and brought associated infrastructure online.
Kinder Morgan Inc. has placed its Utopia Pipeline into service. The 270-mile pipeline, which runs from Harrison County, OH, to Ontario, Canada, opens up another route for Appalachian ethane. The 50,000 b/d system is supported by a long-term contract with Nova Chemicals Corp. KMI also said it can be expanded to more than 75,000 b/d.