Meritage Midstream Services has entered into agreement with Laredo Energy to build a 48-mile high pressure gas-gathering system in Webb County, TX to gather gas produced primarily from the Eagle Ford shale formation.
The 16-inch trunkline is designed to provide Eagle Ford producers with access to multiple markets. Meritage is negotiating with several companies to provide pipeline interconnects including systems owned by DCP Midstream, Energy Transfer/Houston Pipeline Company, Kinder Morgan and Webb Duval. Heritage plans to expand the gathering system by adding numerous lateral pipelines to service nearby development and is contemplating accessing additional markets.
Meritage Midstream has opened a regional office in Houston and named J. Stacy Horn as vice president of the southern region. He oversees Meritage Midstream’s activities in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma including the Eagle Ford gathering system.