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MarkWest to expand processing, fractionation in Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2014

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, will expand midstream infrastructure at its Keystone complex in Butler County, Pa., the company said, to handle growing rich-gas production from the Marcellus shale and Upper Devonian formations.

Canadian firms plan BC gas plant, target LNG export

Aug 19, 2014

AltaGas Ltd. and Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd., both of Calgary, have agreed to develop processing and marketing of natural gas and NGLs for Painted Pony’s liquids-rich Montney gas production in northeast British Columbia.

Chesapeake Energy leads the pack in Utica

Aug 13, 2014

Chesapeake Energy Corp., operator of the largest acreage position in the Utica shale, has this year set an ambitious development program that calls for doubling production from the play to more than 100,000 boe/d.

MarkWest units announce capacities plans, update projects

Aug 7, 2014

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, will add 720 MMcfd of natural gas processing capacity and 110,000 b/d of NGL fractionation capacity in seven projects spread among West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and East Texas.

EnLink expanding Permian gas processing, Louisiana NGL transport

Aug 6, 2014

The EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC, are expanding in the Permian basin and South Louisiana.

Small-scale GTL pilot plant planned for Houston

Aug 5, 2014

Biofuels Power Corp. (BPC), Houston, reported signing a letter of intent with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Africa) (Pty.) Ltd. and Liberty GTL Inc. to build a small-scale gas-to-liquid demonstration facility in Houston. The plant will be capable of converting 5-10 MMcfd of gas into about 500 b/d of synthetic crude oil.

Delay halts start-up of La Porte ethylene expansion

Jul 28, 2014

LyondellBasell has pushed back the start-up of expanded production at its ethylene plant in La Porte, Tex., until later this year.

Gas plant on tap for Oklahoma oil play

Jul 24, 2014

Oneok Partners LP, Tulsa, will spend $365-470 million by yearend 2016 to build a 200-MMcfd natural gas processing plant and related infrastructure in Grady and Stephens counties, Okla.

Mistral starts construction of Saskatchewan NGL plant, pipeline

Jul 17, 2014

Mistral Midstream Inc., Calgary, reported the start of construction work on a 60-MMscfd deep-cut gas processing and NGL extraction facility, a 105-km ethane pipeline, and a 75-km gas gathering pipeline near Midale, Sask.

Iran to start up third gas plant for South Pars

Jul 14, 2014

Iran’s Pars Oil & Gas Co. (POGC) reported that construction on Phases 15 and 16 at its third gas processing plant serving South Pars gas field has reach 95% completion. The plant will come online in August, POGC said.

US industrial gas use seen up 19% by 2020

Jul 7, 2014

New projects will boost industrial use of natural gas in the US during 2012-20 by 19%, according to the Center for Energy Economics (CEE), part of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Partners sign study for 'large-scale' GTL plant in Mozambique

Jul 3, 2014

Sasol Ltd. reported it has signed a joint prefeasibility study to assess the viability and benefits of a “large-scale” gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Mozambique. The plant’s design capacity was not disclosed.

Ergon plans processing expansions in Appalachian basin

Jul 2, 2014

Ergon Inc., Jackson, Miss., has announced plans to expand processing capabilities of its subsidiaries’ operations in the Appalachian basin to support growing condensate and NGL production from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

ICF: US needs ethane export capacity to sustain shale gas boom

Jun 30, 2014

Greater investment in infrastructure is needed to ensure that rising NGL production in the US can reach international markets. Without it, a glut will form, placing downward pressure on prices and eroding the economics of shale gas drilling.

Dow advances Oyster Creek complex expansion, upgrade

Jun 26, 2014

Dow Chemical Co. will begin construction on the previously announced ethylene production expansion and upgrade project at its Oyster Creek complex in Freeport, Tex., on June 30, the company said.

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