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Wyoming gas processing capacity hike planned

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 6 -- Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to expand gas processing capacity near Jonah and Pinedale fields in Wyoming.

It plans to buy TEPPCO Partners LP's ownership interest in the Pioneer silica gel gas processing plant in Opal along with all of Jonah Gas Gathering Co.'s rights to process Jonah and Pinedale gas.

The transaction remains subject to regulatory approvals. Upon closing, Enterprise plans to expand the 275 MMcfd Pioneer plant to 550 MMcfd. The expansion is expected to become operational in mid-2006.

Enterprise also plans to build a 650 MMcfd cryogenic gas processing plant next to the Pioneer silica gel plant.

When operating at full capacity, the cryogenic plant would have the flexibility to switch from a conditioning mode to full recovery with the ability to recover 2,500-30,000 b/d of NGLs. This facility is expected to begin operating by the end of third-quarter 2007.

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