Meritage to double Powder River basin gas processing

Thunder Creek Gas Services, a subsidiary of Meritage Midstream Services, is more than doubling natural gas processing capacity on its supersystem in Wyoming’s Powder River basin with construction of a new cryogenic processing plant in Converse County, several miles west of Douglas, Wyo.

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Thunder Creek Gas Services LLC, a subsidiary of Meritage Midstream Services II LLC, is more than doubling natural gas processing capacity on its supersystem in Wyoming’s Powder River basin with construction of a new cryogenic processing plant in Converse County, several miles west of Douglas, Wyo.

To be known as Steamboat I, the new plant—which will have a nameplate capacity of 200 MMcfd—is scheduled to come into service early in this year’s third quarter, bringing Meritage’s total processing capacity in the basin to 380 MMcfd, the company said.

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The Steamboat complex is large enough to accommodate two additional 200-MMcfd cryogenic processing plants as customer demand warrants, Meritage said.

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Located in the southern portion of the basin, the Steamboat plant complements Meritage’s 50 Buttes plant in Campbell County near Gillette, Wyo., about 100 miles north of the Steamboat complex (OGJ Online, May 5, 2017).

Now under construction and nearing completion, a 20-in. trunk line will connect the Steamboat I plant to the company’s Thunder Creek gas gathering system, with Steamboat I to connect to Wyoming Interstate Co.’s mainline system for residue gas.

Meritage said construction of the Steamboat I plant is supported by multiple long-term acreage dedications of more than 1 million acres.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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