Meritage to Double Powder River Processing as Pipeline Nears Completion

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(PLN) – Meritage Midstream will more than double the natural gas processing capacity on its super-system in the Wyoming’s Powder River Basin with the construction of a new, cryogenic processing plant located in Converse County, Wyo.

The plant will be served by a 20-inch trunk line that is nearing completion and will connect to Thunder Creek’s gathering system.

With a capacity of 200 MMcf/d, the plant is expected to come into service early in the third quarter of 2019, bringing Meritage Midstream’s total processing capacity in the basin to 380 MMcf/d. The complex is large enough to handle two additional 200 MMcf/d cryogenic processing plants, the company said.

The Steamboat I plant will also be connected to the Wyoming Interstate pipeline system for residue gas. NGLs currently flow to Phillips 66 and Oneok.

“Our growth is the result of the strong relationships we have developed with most of the basin’s leading producers as well as the qualities of the basin itself,” said Meritage CEO Steve Huckaby.

Strategically located in the southern portion of the basin, the Steamboat I plant complements Denver-based Meritage’s 50 Buttes Processing Plant, located in Campbell County near Gillette, Wyo., 100 miles north of the Steamboat complex.

Construction of the Steamboat I plant is backed by long-term acreage dedications of more than 1 million acres.


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