Western Gas Resources and an affiliate of Colorado InterstateGas announced plans to build a 90-mile 20-inch diameter gatheringsystem and a treating facility to serve the Powder River Basin ofWyoming. The line will be designed to reach the heart of thecoalbed methane development in Campbell and Converse Counties innortheast Wyoming. The system would have an initial capacity of 200MMcf/d, but anticipated participation by third parties will likelycause the system design to be extended and expanded, the companiessaid.

At the southern end of the system, interconnections withColorado Interstate, KN Interstate and Pony Express Pipeline areplanned. The system will also connect with Wyoming InterstateCompany’s proposed new expansion of its interstate pipeline toCheyenne, WY, if constructed (the open season for this pipelinewill close Friday, August 28). The gas will require treatment priorto entering the pipelines and the plans call for a CO2 treatmentplant at the southern end of the gathering system.

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