Utica East Ohio expansion to accommodate producer customers

June 3, 2014 By    

Access Midstream Partners has announced a major expansion of the Utica East Ohio (UEO) midstream service complex in eastern Ohio. The expansion will increase UEO’s nameplate capacity to 1 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) and allows for a processing capacity of over 1.1 bcf/d.

UEO is a joint venture between Access Midstream, M3 Midstream and EV Energy Partners.

Additional capacity is needed to meet new commitments from existing customers Chesapeake Energy Corp., Total Gas & Power North America, Enervest Ltd. and new customer American Energy – Utica, an affiliate of American Energy Partners. These new commitments are expected to increase UEO’s ultimate throughput by 70 percent over existing commitment levels.

The UEO complex will provide gathering, compression and dehydration services for American Energy – Utica. The new long-term agreement between UEO and American Energy – Utica includes a 145,000-acre area of mutual interest, installation of 50 miles of gathering pipeline and compression services.

The UEO expansion will include the construction of a second processing train at the Leesville, Ohio, facility and extension of an existing high-pressure pipeline from UEO’s Harrison Hub to Cardinal Gas Services’ Archer Compression Facility in Harrison County. Additional services also will be added at Harrison Hub, including downstream liquids interconnects and expanded propane and butane storage.

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