Boardwalk Pipeline Partners’ subsidiary, Boardwalk Field Services, LLC, will expand its gathering system and construct a cryogenic gas processing plant to serve producers in the Eagle Ford Shale.
This project is supported by long-term, fee-based gathering and processing agreements. The gathering expansion and processing plant are estimated to cost $180 million and are expected to be placed in service during the first quarter of 2013. Boardwalk has executed a fixed-price contract with Exterran to design, manufacture and construct the processing plant and construction has commenced.
Boardwalk will add 55 miles of 20- and 24-inch gathering pipeline to its existing 340-mile south Texas gathering system. Once complete, the combined pipeline system will have the capability to move in excess of 300 MMcf/d of liquids-rich gas from Karnes and Dewitt counties in the heart of the Eagle Ford play in Texas to the new Flag City processing plant. The processing plant will be located near Edna,and will have capacity to process 150 MMcf/d of natural gas. Boardwalk Field Services will also provide re-delivery of processed residue gas to a number of interstate and intrastate pipelines, including Boardwalk’s Gulf South Pipeline.