Crosstex Energy LP is proceeding with Phase II of its Cajun-Sibon natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline extension and fractionator expansion in Louisiana.
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Sugar Land, TX-based Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, now has five Eagle Ford Shale rail terminals to handle proppant used for hydraulic fracturing in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas. By expanding to five Eagle Ford terminals, Santrol can ship more than one million tons of proppant per year throughout the formation, the company said. The terminals are supplying Santrol’s northern white frack sand and resin-coated proppants. “We have more terminals with more available rail car capacity than any other frack sand supplier in the region,” said Tom Bonno, Santrol terminal field service manager. The five terminals are located in: Alice, where there are two, Gardendale, Gonzales and San Antonio. All of the terminals operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
After hinting for months that going big was the only way to accommodate excess ethane supplies in the Marcellus Shale, Williams on Tuesday proposed to build a large-scale natural gas processing and ethane project that would traverse the rich gas/dry gas divide in Pennsylvania.
The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) said Thursday production of natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) — which includes ethane, propane, butane and lease condensate — has increased substantially over the last three years.
Production of national gas liquids (NGL) set an all-time record last year, exceeding 2 million b/d, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday. Ethane and propane production account for most of the increase in NGLs: 40% and 30%, respectively, of the volume of NGLs extracted in natural gas plants each year, according to the EIA. Other NGLs include normal butane, a petrochemical feedstock and refining blend stock for gasoline; and iso-butane, a refining feedstock and a component of gasoline octane blends.
William A. (Andy) Lang has joined Coast Energy Group (CEG), aSugar Land, TX division of CornerStone Propane Partners L.P., aspresident and COO. Lang most recently directed activities of MHPStorage as head of NiSource’s EnergyUSA-TPC affiliate. Prior tothat he was a managing director of Southern Co. Energy Marketingand senior vice president at Vastar Resources. Coast Energy, a fullservice energy solutions company, supplies, purchases, processesand markets over 48,000 b/d of natural gas liquids.
Coast Energy Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary ofCornerstone Propane Partners L.P., finalized the purchase of thegas trading assets of ERI (Equitable Resources) Canada Ltd.,effective Dec. 31. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.