Just thought it might be a good idea to follow the progress of these two projects. I think these two projects are going to make our area in South Beaver county and Hancock county get on the map..of course as well as the Shell cracker plant in Monaca.
Gas processing plants spur FirstEnergy projects
Feb 9, 2015, 2:25pm EST Staff Reporter-
Pittsburgh Business Times
Email FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is making more than $34 million in system improvements to support natural gas processing facilities in Washington County.
The company announced Monday that the biggest of the projects is a new $31 million substation in Washington County for a new gas processing plant near Burgettstown. (Bavington)
FirstEnergy didn't identify the facility, but it's likely that it's MarkWest Energy Partner's Fox complex, which is to be put into service in the first quarter of 2016.The complex will have both processing and de-ethanization capabilities.
That aside, First Energy said it will also spend $1 million to upgrade a Houston, Pa.-area substation that supports another processing plant.
MarkWest, which is the predominant gas processor in southwestern Pennsylvania's shale fields, has a processing complex in Houston.
Additionally, FirstEnergy said it will put $2.3 million into upgrading a 138-kilovolt transmission line running between two substations in Weirton, W.Va., and near Burgettstown.
FirstEnergy said new gas facilities account for 370 megawatts of load growth, enough to provide power to 180,000 new homes.
Sam Kusic covers energy for the Pittsburgh Business Times.
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Pipeline System Purchased from EdgeMarc Energy
Major New Rich Gas Gathering, Processing Plant, and Fractionation Facilities to be Built in Growing Marcellus and Upper Devonian Shale Area
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 8, 2015-- Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) today provided further details on its previously announced Revolution Project that will significantly increase its operations in the growing Marcellus and Upper Devonian production areas of Western Pennsylvania. ETP has entered into long-term gas gathering, processing, and fractionation agreements with EdgeMarc Energy. To facilitate these agreements, ETP has purchased approximately twenty miles of high pressure pipeline from EdgeMarc and will build a new cryogenic gas processing plant, a new fractionator and additional gas gathering pipelines.
ETP plans to construct approximately 100 miles of high pressure 24- and 30-inch rich gas pipeline providing a total gathering system capacity in excess of 440 million cubic feet per day. The Revolution Pipeline originates in Butler County, Pennsylvania and will extend to ETP’s Revolution Plant, a new cryogenic gas processing plant to be constructed in Western Pennsylvania. The Revolution Plant is expected to be in-service by the second quarter of 2017 and will allow for future processing growth for additional third party gas.
The residue gas from this plant will be delivered into ETP’s Rover interstate pipeline for deliveries to downstream markets. The natural gas liquids (NGLs) will be delivered to Sunoco Logistics’ (SXL) Mariner East pipeline system for delivery to domestic and export markets. As a result, this new system and associated facilities provide attractive incremental revenue benefits to both the Rover pipeline and SXL’s Mariner East pipeline system, while at the same time providing flow assurance for natural gas and associated NGLs from well head to end markets for producers in these areas.
The project also includes a fractionation facility that will be constructed at SXL’s Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. The fractionation facility is expected to be placed in-service by the second quarter of 2017.
The overall expected capital cost for the pipeline system and the associated facilities, which will be supported by long-term fee-based agreements, is approximately $1.5 billion.
"We are extremely pleased to be working with ETP. This project provides us with an effective gathering and processing solution for our approximately 500 laterals that will be drilled to access rich gas from the stacked Devonian and Marcellus shale formations located in Butler County, Pennsylvania and enables access to highly coveted markets for our residue gas and NGLs,” said Chuck VanAllen, CEO of EdgeMarc Energy.
Fox complex now Harmon Creek complex...what's happening here?..