US shale gas surge stimulating< construction of processing plants

Rising production of natural gas will stimulate construction of gas processing plants in the US this year.Companies are focusing on expanding and building gas processing plants, with new capacity totaling 920 MMcfd to come online this year, according to Oil & Gas Journal’s latest Worldwide Construction Update (OGJ Online, Subscriber Surveys, Nov. 17, 2008).Unconventional gasThe boost in construction comes from increased gas production from shale gas plays such as Barnett in Texas, Haynesville in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas, and Marcellus in the Appalachian basin. The Barnett shale has been the single biggest driver in US gas production growth, said Mark Papa, chairman ...

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