Duke Energy Field Services starts up replacement gas plant in Texas

Duke Energy Field Services, an affiliate of Duke Energy Corp., has started up a new gas processing plant in Port Arthur, Tex.

By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Dec. 12 -- Duke Energy Field Services, an affiliate of Duke Energy Corp., has started up a new gas processing plant in Port Arthur, Tex.

The plant will have capacity to process 200 MMcfd of gas, replacing a 150 MMcfd plant. It will produce more than 11,000 b/d of gas liquids and has an ethane recovery rate of more than 80%, said the company.

Mark Borer, senior vice-president, said the increase in capacity will help DEFS meet increasing demand.

Denver-based DEFS owns and operates 64 plants and 57,000 miles of pipeline. In 2000, it had revenues of $9 billion and assets of $6 billion.

DEFS was formed by combining the Duke Energy and Phillips Petroleum Co. natural gas gathering and processing businesses. Duke Energy owns 70% of the joint venture, and Phillips holds the remainder.

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