DCP Midstream’s Sand Hills Pipeline has initiated natural gas liquids transport service from the Eagle Ford Shale. DCP is opening Sand Hills in phases, with this first segment in South Texas online. By the end of 2012, DCP will have completed Sand Hills to connect directly into Mont Belvieu, TX. “When finished, Sand Hills Pipeline will be a major link between the liquids-rich Eagle Ford and Permian producing regions and growing Gulf Coast markets,” said DCP CEO Tom O’Connor. Construction activities continue on the second phase of Sand Hills for Permian Basin service. This phase is expected to enter service by the second quarter of 2013. Sand Hills will consist of 720 miles of 20-inch diameter pipeline with an initial capacity of more than 200,000 b/d, which can grow to 350,000 b/d with the installation of additional pump stations (see Shale Daily, Aug. 19, 2011).
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FERC Wednesday issued a favorable environmental assessment (EA) of National Fuel Gas Supply Corp.’s Line N 2012 expansion project that would increase the takeaway capacity from the Marcellus Shale basin to serve Northeast markets.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s request to place into service another segment (Loop 321) of its 300 Line expansion in Susquehanna and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, bringing the pipeline one step closer to the completion of its major 300 Line project.
Tennessee Gas Pipeline received regulatory approval Monday to use its facilities to export Marcellus Shale gas through its facilities at the U.S.-Canada border.
Trans Energy Inc. has begun drilling the Lucey #1H well, its seventh horizontal Marcellus Shale well in Marshall County, WV, the company said. The drilling of the Keaton #1H well, which was begun by the independent exploration and production company in November (see Shale Daily, Nov. 23, 2010), has been completed. St. Marys, WV-based Trans Energy said it completed the 11-stage hydraulic fracture (frack) of Stout #2H in Marshall County last week and this week will begin the process of drilling out the frack plugs; fracking is scheduled in March for Keaton #1H and in February for Groves #1H, the company said. Trans Energy is moving to a development phase from an exploration phase as it develops its acreage position in northern West Virginia.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) on Thursday proposed rules that would allow natural gas development projects — with conditions — in affected areas of the Marcellus Shale.
Questar Pipeline Co. is holding a binding open season through July 15 for capacity that would be created by the installation of compression facilities on its Mainline 68 in Garfield County, CO. The proposed project would enable Questar to transport up to an additional 50,000 Dth/d from receipt points east of Greasewood on Mainline 68. Up to 47,500 Dth/d of the proposed capacity could be delivered to the White River Hub and TransColorado Gas Transmission Co. Up to 21,160 Dth/d could be delivered to various locations on Questar’s northern system that include Colorado Interstate Gas at Kanda, Northwest Pipeline GP at Crossover 16, Questar Gas Co. (Wasatch Front), Questar Overthrust Pipeline Co., Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline at Skull Creek and Wyoming Interstate Co. LLC at Kanda. For information contact Mary Kay Olson at (801) 324-5873 or Theresa Harrison at (801) 324-2566, or visit www.questarpipeline.com.