By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 7 -- Market Hub Partners Holding (MHP) will add 6.5 bcf of working capacity at its Moss Bluff natural gas storage facility by developing a fourth cavern at the Liberty County, Tex., site. Surface facilities also will be upgraded, MHP said.
Moss Bluff is a high-deliverability salt cavern storage facility with 15 bcf of current working capacity. MHP also owns the Egan Hub facility, a 20-bcf high-deliverability salt cavern storage facility in Acadia Parish, La.
MHP is a 50-50 joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and Spectra Energy Partners LP.
A permit for the cavern expansion has been secured from the Texas Railroad Commission. Construction is expected to start on the upgraded surface facilities this summer and could go into service as early as first half 2009. Cavern 4 is expected to be in service in summer 2011.