Crestwood/Mountaineer Gathering System Planned

January 2012, Vol. 239 No. 1

Crestwood Midstream Partners has signed an MOU with Mountaineer Keystone LLC, Pittsburgh, to construct a 42-mile, 16-inch natural gas gathering system to serve MK’s Marcellus Shale development program in northeast West Virginia.

The Tygart Valley Pipeline is expected to be completed later this year and will interconnect with Columbia Gas Transmission’s WB Pipeline in Randolph County, WV. The pipeline will provide MK and other producers with access to the growing natural gas markets in the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. Crestwood estimates the TVP project will cost $70 million. Crestwood has hired Brian Blount as vice president of its newly formed Marcellus Commercial Region.