Natural Gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale Region Goes West

Natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions is now making its way west to places such as Indianapolis where it is serves to fuel new power plants.

Seems like a day doesn’t by that we don’t notice yet another natural gas-fired electric plant project has been announced, or in this case, has come online! Here’s a project not previously on our radar. Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) built and recently brought online a 671-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas-fired electric plant about 30 miles southwest of downtown Indianapolis. The new plant can power up to 370,000 homes. Gas-fired plants are a huge market for Marcellus and Utica Shale gas.

“But Jim,” you say. “This plant is in Indiana! There’s no Marcellus/Utica gas in Indiana. In fact, Rover, NEXUS and other pipelines don’t go through Indiana, so why are you excited about this plant?” Good question.

We’re excited because there are pipelines in the vicinity that flow our gas–including the mighty Rockies Express (REX), which was reversed in June 2014 and now flows our gas all the way t.... According to a statement issued by IPL, the new Eagle Valley gas-fired plant can access “low-cost fuel” from the Rockies Express Pipeline and Texas Gas interstate pipelines. That is, our Marcellus and Utica Shale gas.

Read more:

http://naturalgasnow.org/natural-gas-marcellus-utica-shale-region-goes-west/

Views: 17

Comment

You need to be a member of GoMarcellusShale.com to add comments!

Join GoMarcellusShale.com

Local Groups

Blog Posts

Shale Gas News – November 10, 2018

Posted by Thomas J Shepstone on November 12, 2018 at 9:37am 0 Comments

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Colorado election, Keystone XL Pipeline, Blue Racer Midstream and much more last week.

Every Saturday…

Continue

© 2018   Created by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher).   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service