Swift Energy inks natural gas midstream services deal with Eagle Ford Gathering

Swift Energy Co. has entered into a long term agreement for natural gas gathering and processing services for its LaSalle County, Tex., natural gas production with Eagle Ford Gathering LLC, a 50-50 joint venture between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Copano Energy LLC.

Terms call for Swift Energy to have up to 40 MMcfd of firm capacity available on this system by the fourth quarter.

Eagle Ford Gathering last year reached a long-term agreement with Williams Partners LP to process an initial 100 MMcfd of Eagle Ford shale gas at Williams Partners' Markham processing plant in Matagorda County, Tex. (OGJ Online, June 17, 2011).

Eagle Ford Gathering’s pipeline runs through McMullen, LaSalle, Dimmit, and Webb counties.

Copano earlier this year announced plans to extend its DK natural gas pipeline in the Eagle Ford shale by adding about 65 miles on pipe southwest into McMullen County (OGJ Online, Feb. 10, 2012). A new long-term agreement with Petrohawk Energy Corp., a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, supports the extension.

NET Midstream’s wholly owned subsidiary Eagle Ford Midstream LP will build a 105-mile, 24-30-in. OD extension of its existing natural gas pipeline to transport residue gas from Western Gas Partners LP’s Brasada gas processing plant in LaSalle County to interstate and intrastate pipelines (OGJ Online, Mar. 23, 2012). The Eagle Ford Midstream system currently consists of 55 miles of 16-in. OD pipeline.

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