Dominion is proceeding with its next major project in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, construction of a large natural gas processing and fractionation plant along the Ohio River in Natrium, WV. The first phase of construction includes facilities that can process 200 MMcf/d of natural gas and fractionate 36,000 bpd of NGLs. This phase of the project is 90% contracted and is expected to be in service by December 2012.
“We are working to secure additional producer commitments for a second phase of the project,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and CEO of Dominion. “Once those contracts are finalized, efforts to expand the Natrium facility to process a total of 400 MMcf/d of natural gas and fractionate 59,000 bpd of NGLs will be under way.”
The project will enable Dominion to access production in both the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, and ship products via barge, rail, truck and pipe, thus offering significant value to producers.