Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC is holding a nonbinding open season through May 9 for up to 1.6 million bbl of initial natural gas liquids (NGL) storage capacity with more than 25,000 b/d of load-in and load-out capacity. The storage will be made available through the Mountaineer NGL Storage Project in Monroe County, OH, near Clarington, OH, along the Ohio River. The project will use the subsurface Salina salt formation as the storage zone. Storage would serve a growing number of gas processors, producers, markets and commodity traders that are interested in exploiting the wet gas production from the Marcellus/Utica shales. The project would be designed to store ethane, propane, butane and y-grade products. “The Marcellus Shale and the Utica Shale below it have surprised the entire industry and are fast becoming the next super-producers of natural gas supply in this country, but there is a dire need for reliable storage solutions,” said Mountaineer Managing Director David Hooker. “This project will be strategically located to provide service to the expanding network of pipelines, rail and barge infrastructure that is currently being built to transport Marcellus and Utica natural gas liquids to markets throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midcontinent and Gulf Coast.” For information, contact Hooker at, (720) 318-9738; or Tim Hanley at, (816) 810-8588.