Hoover starts Delaware basin midstream units

Hoover Energy Partners LP, Houston, and an affiliate, Pecos River Pipeline I LP, reported start-up of a compressor station, gas pipeline, and separation plant and plans to build a fractionation plant in the Delaware basin of Texas.

The companies started up the Balmorhea Compressor Station, Bullrush Pipeline, and Essex Station in Reeves County. Hoover’s gathering system now has suction pressure of 30 psig, lower than had been available in the area before the start-ups.

The three new compressors have capacity of more than 15 MMcfd, expandable to 70 MMcfd. The 15-mile, 8-in. Bullrush pipeline connects with the Regency high-pressure system.

The Balmorhea and Essex facilities recover condensate for trucking to local markets.

Hoover Energy Texas LP, meanwhile, has entered a contract with Zephyr Gas Services for construction of a 10 MMcfd Joule-Thompson liquids extraction plant. The Commanche plant will be on 30 acres near Hoover’s existing Gomez treatment plant in Pecos County.

Hoover plans to covert as much as 110 miles of its 550 miles of lean-gas pipeline in its Gomez gathering system to rich-gas service.

Hoover Pres. and Chief Operating Officer Randy Hoover said success of the Commanche plant could lead to construction of a Pecos County cryogenic facility, possibly operational early in 2015.

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